elk

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English[edit]

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Eurasian elk, or moose (Alces alces)
North American elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *elk, from Old English eolc, eolh ‎(elk), from Proto-Germanic *elhaz, *algiz ‎(elk) (compare Low German Elk, German Elch, Swedish älg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élḱis, *h₁ólḱis (compare Polish łoś, Russian лось ‎(losʹ), Sanskrit ऋष्य ‎(ṛśya, antelope), variant of *h₁elh₁én (compare German Elen, Tocharian A/B yäl/ylem ‘gazelle’, Lithuanian élnis ‘stag’, Armenian եղնիկ ‎(ełnik) ‘doe, hind’).

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Noun[edit]

elk ‎(plural elk or elks)

  1. (Britain) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
  2. (Canada, US) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers; moose do.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch [Term?] elk.

Pronoun[edit]

elk

  1. (rather rare, literary) everyone; everybody

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elk

  1. (in expressions only) Alternative form of elke ‎(every)
    in elk geval — “in every (i.e. any) case”

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare English each, West Frisian elk.

Determiner[edit]

elk

  1. each; every

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Dutch determiners elk and ieder are perfectly interchangeable. They do not exhibit the slight distinction that is usually made between English each and every.[1]

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of elk
uninflected elk
inflected elke
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial elk
indefinite m./f. sing. elke
n. sing. elk
plural elke
definite elke
partitive

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Pronoun[edit]

elk

  1. (chiefly in expressions) everyone; everybody
    Melk is goed voor elk.
    Milk is good for everyone.
    Elk op zijn beurt.
    One at a time. (Literally: Everybody at their turn.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://taaladvies.net/taal/advies/vraag/253/elk_ieder/

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Dutch elk, English each.

Pronoun[edit]

elk

  1. (singular) each, every
  2. (plural) some, many

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