Kalk

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch and German Kalk.

Proper noun[edit]

Kalk (plural Kalks)

  1. A surname.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Kalk is the 38582nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 573 individuals. Kalk is most common among White (91.1%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kalc, from Old High German calc, from Proto-West Germanic *kalk, from Latin calx (limestone). Compare English chalk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kalk/
  • Rhymes: -alk
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Noun[edit]

Kalk m (strong, genitive Kalkes or Kalks, plural Kalke)

  1. lime (general term for inorganic materials containing calcium)
  2. limescale, scale (calcium deposit)
    Synonym: Kalkablagerung
  3. (Geology) chalk
  4. limestone (calcium rock)
    Synonym: Kalkstein

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Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kalk” in Duden online
  • Kalk” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache