Merk

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See also: merk, mërk, and Mérk

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Merk (plural Merks)

  1. A surname​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Merk is the 23054th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1109 individuals. Merk is most common among White (96.21%) individuals.

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Merk ?

  1. Marck (a city in the Pas-de-Calais department, France)

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɛʁk], [mɛrk], [mɛɐ̯k]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German merk, from Old Saxon *merk, *merik, from Proto-West Germanic *marik.

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Noun[edit]

Merk m (strong, genitive Merkes or Merks, plural Merks)

  1. water parsnip (Sium gen. et spp.)
    • 1625, Herberger, Valerius, Florilegium ex paradiso psalmorum. Paradiß-Blümlein, aus dem Lust-Garten der 150. Psalmen, nebst den Geheimnissen von Christo Jesu, Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, published 1727 GB, page 24a:
      Ich muß auch hier eines guten bürgerlichen Hauß-Lateins gedencken. Es sind zwey Kräutlein: Eins heißt Merck, Sium oder Bachpungen. Das andere Melden, Atriplex. Das braucht ihr zum Grün-Kraut; davon haben eure Groß-Eltern etliche Reyme, die haben sehr viel Augen.
      Mercks und Melden
      Wachsen beyd in einem Felden.
      Brich Mercks; laß Melden stahn,
      So wirst du gewiß ein kluger Mann.
      Here too I have to commemorate a good burgherly house Latin: It’s two little herbs: One is called water parsnip, Sium or Bachpungen. The other saltbush, Atriplex. This you need to the green herb; of it your grand parents have many a rhyme, they have many eyes.
      Water parsnips and saltbushes
      Both grow in one field.
      Break water parsnips; let saltbushes stay,
      So you surely become a wise man.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German merk, doublet of Mark.

Noun[edit]

Merk n (strong, genitive Merkes or Merks, plural Merke)

  1. (obsolete) mark, token, indicium
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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Merk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Merk m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

Declension[edit]

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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