Zink

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English[edit]

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Zink

  1. A surname.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsɪŋk/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably related to Zinke (point, prong), from Old High German zint (a jag, point), from Proto-Germanic *tinduz, *tindaz (prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (tooth, projection).

Cognate with Dutch tinne (battlement), German Zinne (pinnacle, battlement), Danish tinde (pinnacle, battlement), Swedish tinne (tooth of a rake), Icelandic tindur (spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement).

Noun[edit]

Zink n (strong, genitive Zinkes or Zinks, no plural)

  1. zinc
    Alternative form: Zn
    Synonym: (obsolete) Zincum
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Zinke.

Noun[edit]

Zink m (mixed, genitive Zinks or Zinkes, plural Zinken)

  1. cornetto (a trumpet-like wind instrument used in European music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods)
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Etymology[edit]

From German Zink

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Noun[edit]

Zink n

  1. zinc

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