arak

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See also: árak and arák

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَرَق(ʿaraq). Doublet of ara.

Noun[edit]

arak (usually uncountable, plural araks)

  1. A clear, unsweetened aniseed-flavoured alcoholic drink, produced and consumed primarily in the Middle East.
  2. The toothbrush tree, Salvadora persica.
    • 1958-1994, Hamilton Gibb & CF Beckingham, in The Travels of Ibn Battutah, Folio Society 2012, p. 51:
      They use perfume freely, paint their eyes with kohl, and are constantly polishing their teeth with twigs of green arak-wood.
  3. Alternative spelling of arrack (an alcoholic drink distilled from coconut palm flowers in South Asia)

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Bikol Central[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧rak
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

arak

  1. wine, liquor, alcoholic beverage

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ceb‧a‧rak

Noun[edit]

arak

  1. the Philippine trogon (Harpactes ardens)

Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay arak, from Arabic عَرَق(ʿaraq).

Noun[edit]

arak

  1. distilled liquor made from fermented coconut milk

Ilocano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Malay arak, from Arabic عَرَق(ʿaraq).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: á‧rak
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaɾak/

Noun[edit]

árak

  1. wine; liquor; alcoholic beverage

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aʀak (to walk single-file).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧rák
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈɾak/, [ʔɐˈɾak]

Noun[edit]

arák

  1. gathering; congregation; assembly

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Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay arak, from Arabic عَرَق(ʿaraq)

Noun[edit]

arak (plural arak-arak, first-person possessive arakku, second-person possessive arakmu, third-person possessive araknya)

  1. arrack; an alcoholic beverage usually made from fermenting rice; rice wine

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aʀak (to walk single-file).

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Verb[edit]

arak

  1. to (casually) walk or move past

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of arak (meng-, ber-, intransitive)
Root arak
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active mengarak, berarak terarak diarak arak araklah
Locative mengaraki diaraki araki arakilah
Causative / Applicative1 mengarakkan, berarakkan terarakkan diarakkan arakkan arakkanlah
Causative
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Note: Some of these forms do normally not exist or are seldom used in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَرَق(ʿaraq).

Noun[edit]

arak (Jawi spelling ارق‎, informal 1st possessive arakku, impolite 2nd possessive arakmu, 3rd possessive araknya)

  1. liquor, spirits
    Synonym: minuman keras
  2. beer
    Synonym: bir
Descendants[edit]
  • Indonesian: arak
  • Bikol Central: arak
  • Chamorro: arak
  • Ilocano: arak
  • Limos Kalinga: alak
  • Tagalog: alak

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aʀak (walk single-file; be positioned one behind the other).

Verb[edit]

arak (Jawi spelling ارق‎)

  1. to walk in procession
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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

arak m (plural araks)

  1. Alternative form of áraque

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

arak m (Cyrillic spelling арак)

  1. double sheet

Taivoan[edit]

Noun[edit]

arak

  1. son

Tangam[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lak. Cognates include Burmese လက် (lak) and Tibetan ལག (lag).

Noun[edit]

arak

  1. (anatomy) hand, arm

References[edit]

  • Mark W. Post (2017) The Tangam Language: Grammar, Lexicon and Texts, →ISBN

Yogad[edit]

Noun[edit]

arák

  1. (anatomy) throat