Rock

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See also: rock, röck, The Rock, and the Rock

English[edit]

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 Rock on Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Rock

  1. A topographic surname from Middle English for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. Any of three villages in England.
    1. A village and civil parish in Wyre Forest district, Worcestershire (OS grid ref SO7371).
  4. the Rock
    1. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar.
    2. (Australia, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Uluru.
    3. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
    4. (Canada, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The given name is rare, but had some vogue in the 1950s due to an American film star named Rock Hudson.
  • When used as a nickname for Gibraltar, Alcatraz prison, or Newfoundland, the preceding the is often capitalized.

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German roc, from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *rukn-, *ruk-, *rug-, *ruǵ- (to spin); or perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kreḱ- (to weave). Doublet of Frack.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rock m (strong, genitive Rockes or Rocks, plural Röcke, diminutive Röckchen n or Röcklein n)

  1. skirt (garment)
  2. (regional) (men's) jacket
  3. (Switzerland) dress
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English rock.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/ (standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ɹɔk/ (less commonly, approximating English pronunciation)
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Noun[edit]

Rock m (strong, genitive Rocks, no plural)

  1. rock (style of music)
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Further reading[edit]

  • Rock” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Rock” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Rock” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Rock on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German roc, from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rock m (plural Reck, diminutive Reckche or Reckelche)

  1. skirt

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German roc, from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz. Cognate with German Rock, Dutch rok, Icelandic rokkur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rock m (plural Réck)

  1. skirt

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German roc, from Old High German roc(h), from Proto-Germanic *rukkaz. Compare German Rock.

Noun[edit]

Rock m (plural Reck)

  1. coat

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German rock, from Old Saxon *hrokk, from Proto-Germanic *rukkaz.

Noun[edit]

Rock m (plural Rakj)

  1. skirt