ark

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See also: Ark and ārk

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noah's Ark

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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.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 201:
      In the midrash about Noah it says that Noah had a stone which, when held up in the darkness of the ark, would change color when the sun was shining outside.
  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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  • Maori: āka

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Via Middle Low German ark from Latin arcus. The Latin words means "bow", but it is here used in a wider sense of the folded paper. Compare the same semantic development in German Bogen (bow; sheet of paper).

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ark n (singular definite arket, plural indefinite arker)

  1. a sheet (of paper)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish ark, Old Norse ǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *arkō, borrowed from Latin arca (chest, coffin; ark).

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ark c (singular definite arken, plural indefinite arker)

  1. (biblical) ark ( Noah's Ark or the Ark of the Convenant)
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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch arke. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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ark f (plural arken, diminutive arkje n)

  1. ark (ark of the covenant)
  2. ark (ship)
  3. houseboat
    Synonym: woonark

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish ark, from Latin arcus.

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ark n (genitive singular arks, nominative plural örk)

  1. (obsolete) sheet (of paper)

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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).

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

  1. young pig, piglet

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French arc, from Latin arcus (a bow, arc, arch).

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ark (plural arks)

  1. The path of the sun across the sky.

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North Frisian[edit]

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ark

  1. (Mooring) each; every

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse ǫrk (chest), from Proto-Norse *ᚨᚱᚲᚢ (*arku), borrowed during pre-Christian time from Latin arca (chest, box), from arceō (enclose, box in), from Proto-Italic *arkeō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erk- (to protect, guard).

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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
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish ark, arken, arkens, through Middle Low German or Low German arkener (breast protection), from Old French arquiere (shooting range).

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

  1. (architecture) a dormer

Etymology 3[edit]

From Low German ark, from Latin arcus (arc, arch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo- (bow, arrow).

Noun[edit]

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]

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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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Declension 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]

Noun[edit]

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
Declension[edit]
Declension 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 (SAOB)
  2. ^ ark in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)
  3. ^ ark 2 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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West Frisian[edit]

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ark n (no plural)

  1. tool
  2. stuff, junk

Further reading[edit]

  • ark (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011