auka

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse auka, from Proto-Germanic *aukaną. Akin to English eke, Danish øge, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺𐌰𐌽 ‎(aukan), Latin augeō, Latvian augt

Verb[edit]

auka ‎(strong verb, third-person singular past indicative jók, third-person plural past indicative juku, supine aukið)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to increase, to augment
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

auka

  1. indefinite accusative singular of auki
  2. indefinite dative singular of auki
  3. indefinite genitive singular of auki
  4. indefinite accusative plural of auki
  5. indefinite genitive plural of auki

Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

auka

  1. storm

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *auk-, from Proto-Indo-European stem *ewk-, *owk-, *ūk-, from an onomatopoeic * ew, *ow with an extra k (common in derivations of onomatopoeic words; cf. Russian у ‎(u) “uh!” and the derived verb укать ‎(ukát′)). Cognates include Lithuanian áukterti ‎(to howl), Old Prussian aukis ‎(vulture) (probably from “noisy, screeming bird,” maybe from “storm bird”), Russian аукать ‎(aúkat′, to howl), Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌾𐍉𐌽 ‎(auhjōn, to make noise).[1]

Pronuncation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

auka f (4th declension)

  1. gale (strong wind that does not reach the level of a storm; also figuratively)
    auka plosās — the gale is raging
    rudens aukas — autumn gales
    cīņu aukas — the gales of struggle
    atvairīdams aukas brāzienus, iegaudojas mežs — the forest is howling, repelling the gale blows

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “auka” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse auka, from Proto-Germanic *aukaną.

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Verb[edit]

auka ‎(present tense aukar, past tense auka, past participle auka, passive infinitve aukast, present participle aukande, imperative auka/auk)

  1. (transitive) increase
    Det ville verta streik om ikkje leiinga ikkje auka løna.
    There would be a strike if the leadership did not increase the salary.
  2. (intransitive) increase
    Underskotet til verksemda hadde auka dei siste åra.
    The deficit of the company had increased in the most recent years.

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