bakke

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bakki (bank).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bakke c (singular definite bakken, plural indefinite bakker)

  1. hill, rise, slope
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German bak, back or Middle Dutch bak, from Medieval Latin bacca (basin, bowl)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bakə/, [ˈb̥ɑɡ̊ə]

Noun[edit]

bakke c (singular definite bakken, plural indefinite bakker)

  1. tray, salver
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From German Backe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bakə/, [ˈb̥ɑɡ̊ə]

Noun[edit]

bakke c (singular definite bakken, plural indefinite bakker)

  1. jaw (of a tool)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From English back

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bakə/, [ˈb̥ɑɡ̊ə]

Verb[edit]

bakke (imperative bak, infinitive at bakke, present tense bakker, past tense bakkede, perfect tense har bakket)

  1. to back

Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

bakke

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bakken

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably a corruption of Old Swedish nattbakka, likely related to Old English nihtwacu (night watch), from niht + wacu, replacing Old English hrēremūs (see reremouse), perhaps later rhymed with rat or cat, two other animals with good night vision.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bakke (plural bakkes)

  1. bat (flying mammal)
Descendants[edit]
  • English: bat
  • Scots: bat
See also[edit]
  • English: wake, watch
  • German: Wache (watch)
  • Old High German: wahta (watch, vigil)
  • Old Norse: vaka (watch, vigil)
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English bæc.

Noun[edit]

bakke

  1. Alternative form of bak

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bakki

Noun[edit]

bakke m (definite singular bakken, indefinite plural bakker, definite plural bakkene)

  1. a hill or slope
  2. the ground (surface of the earth)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English back

Verb[edit]

bakke (imperative bakk, present tense bakker, passive bakkes, simple past and past participle bakka or bakket, present participle bakkende)

  1. to back (reverse, support)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bakki. Akin to English bank

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bakke m (definite singular bakken, indefinite plural bakkar, definite plural bakkane)

  1. a hill or slope
    Vegen går opp ein bratt bakke.
    The road leads up a steep hill.
  2. the ground (surface of the earth)
    Eg likar ikkje å flyga, eg likar meg best på bakken.
    I don't like to fly, I feel most comfortable on the ground.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian baka, from Proto-West Germanic *bakan, from Proto-Germanic *bakaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bakke

  1. to bake

Inflection[edit]

Weak class 1
infinitive bakke
3rd singular past bakte
past participle bakt
infinitive bakke
long infinitive bakken
gerund bakken n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular bak bakte
2nd singular bakst baktest
3rd singular bakt bakte
plural bakke bakten
imperative bak
participles bakkend bakt

Further reading[edit]

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