bek

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See also: bèk, bėk, bek., and век

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bek (plural beks)

  1. Alternative form of bey (Turkish governor)

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bek.

Noun[edit]

bek (plural bekke)

  1. beak

Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bahnaric *biak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bek

  1. fat

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From back, which was borrowed from English back. See also bachyně.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bek m

  1. (animate, colloquial, sports) back [20th c.]
    • 1996, Bohumil Hrabal, Ze zápisníku zapisovatele[1], Praha: Pražská imaginace, →ISBN, page 251:
      Vojta Bradáč dvěma góly vyrovnal a pak zdánlivě kulhající Puč najednou nekulhal, obešel halvy, pak po něm vystartoval bek Černý, ale Puč dělovkou překonal brankáře Tichého a já jsem odcházel z hřiště smutný…
      Vojta Bradáč equalized with two goals and then seemingly limping Puč suddenly wasn't limping, got through the half-backs, then back Černý started off against him, but Puč defeated goalkeeper Tichý with a hard shot and I was leaving the pitch sad…
  2. (inanimate, colloquial, sports) defense (portion of a team dedicated to defending) [20th c.]
    • 1999, Vlasta Chramostová, Vlasta Chramostová[2], Brno: Doplněk, →ISBN, page 176:
      Standíkovi bylo třináct čtrnáct a hrál na beku.
      Standík was thirteen or fourteen and played in the defense.
Declension[edit]

animate

inanimate

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bek m inan

  1. bleat
    • 1902, Josef K. Šlejhar, Temno[3], J. Otto, page 210:
      V tu dobu zase žalný bekot telátka přerývavě zazněl z chléva. Nejistý, bázlivý byl to bek […]
      Sad bleating was heard disjointedly from the barn in that time. It was uncertain, timid bleating […]
  2. cry
    • 1900, Holeček, Josef, Květy[4], volume 45:
      Frantík tentokrát nedal se pro sklamání do beku.
      This time Frantík didn't start crying because of his disappointment.
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Interjection[edit]

bek

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry of a roe deer.
    • 2015, Karel Čapek, Hordubal[5], KKnihy.cz, →ISBN, page 37:
      Bek, bek, povídá, zadupe kopýtky a kluše dál.
      Bek, bek, she says, stamps with her little hooves and keeps trotting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bek" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 80.

Further reading[edit]

  • bek in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bek in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bek m (plural bekken, diminutive bekje n)

  1. a bird's beak
  2. any animal's mouth (such as a snout)
  3. (informal) a human mouth
    Hou je bek!
    Shut your mouth!

Derived terms[edit]

  • op je bek gaan (to fall, to trip over (so that fall is face-down), informal)

Verb[edit]

bek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bekken
  2. imperative of bekken

Derived terms[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English back.

Adjective[edit]

bek

  1. back

Noun[edit]

bek

  1. back

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English bag.

Noun[edit]

bek

  1. bag

Etymology 2[edit]

From English back.

Adverb[edit]

bek

  1. back
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:19:
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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bik, from Latin pix.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɪːk/, /bek/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

bek n

  1. pitch; A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.

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