amok

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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amok (comparative more amok, superlative most amok)

  1. Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous
  2. In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk

Usage notes[edit]

Almost exclusively used in the phrase run amok.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

amok (plural amoks)

  1. One who runs amok; in Malay and Moro/Philippine culture, one who attempts to kill many others, especially expecting that they will be killed themselves.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok m

  1. Condition of amok behaving.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok

  1. amok

Declension[edit]

Inflection of amok (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative amok amokit
genitive amokin amokien
partitive amokia amokeja
illative amokiin amokeihin
singular plural
nominative amok amokit
accusative nom.? amok amokit
gen. amokin
genitive amokin amokien
partitive amokia amokeja
inessive amokissa amokeissa
elative amokista amokeista
illative amokiin amokeihin
adessive amokilla amokeilla
ablative amokilta amokeilta
allative amokilleˣ amokeilleˣ
essive amokina amokeina
translative amokiksi amokeiksi
instructive amokein
abessive amokitta amokeitta
comitative amokeineen

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Adverb[edit]

amok

  1. amok

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “amok” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok m (Cyrillic spelling амок)

  1. Condition of amok behaving.