ark

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ærc, from Latin arca(chest, box, coffer), from arceō(I enclose).

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ark ‎(plural arks)

  1. A large box with a flat lid.
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
  3. Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge
  4. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  5. (Judaism) The Ark of the Covenant.
  6. (Judaism) A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.

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Manx[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish orc, arc(young pig), from Proto-Celtic *ɸorkos, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos, from *perḱ-(to dig).

Noun[edit]

ark f ‎(genitive singular arkagh, plural arkyn or irk)

  1. young pig, piglet

References[edit]

  • 1 orc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ǫrk, from Latin arca(chest, box); sense 3 from Old French arquire, via Middle Low German or Low German and old Danish.

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ark m ‎(definite singular arken, indefinite plural arker, definite plural arkene)

  1. the ark (boat of Noah)
  2. paktens ark - the Ark of the Covenant
  3. (architecture) a dormer
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin arcus, via Low German ark

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ark n ‎(definite singular arket, indefinite plural ark, definite plural arka or arkene)

  1. a sheet (of paper)
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ǫrk, from Latin arca(chest, box); sense 3 from Old French arquire, via Middle Low German or Low German and old Danish.

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ark f ‎(definite singular arka, indefinite plural arker, definite plural arkene)

  1. the ark (boat of Noah)
  2. paktarka - the Ark of the Covenant
  3. (architecture) a dormer
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin arcus, via Low German ark

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ark n ‎(definite singular arket, indefinite plural ark, definite plural arka)

  1. a sheet (of paper)
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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish ark, borrowed from Latin, arca into the Germanic languages in pre-Christian time.[1]

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ark c

  1. an ark, a box; the Ark of the Covenant
  2. the ark (ship) of Noah, resembling a box
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Inflection of ark 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ark arken arkar arkarna
Genitive arks arkens arkars arkarnas
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish ark, from Middle Low German ark, from Latin arcus(bow).[2] Compare German Bogen. It refers to the bend of the parchment when folded.[3]

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ark n

  1. a sheet of paper
  2. (printing) a signature, a multiple of four pages printed on a single sheet, which is folded and bound into a book
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Inflection of ark 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ark arket ark arken
Genitive arks arkets arks arkens
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References[edit]

  1. ^ ark in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  2. ^ ark in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  3. ^ ark 2 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ark c ‎(plural arken)

  1. tool