forke

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

forke c

  1. indefinite plural of fork

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English force, from Proto-Germanic *furkǭ, *furkô, from Latin furca; also influenced by Anglo-Norman forque and Old French forche, both from the same Latin word.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔrk(ə)/, /ˈfɔrtʃ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

forke (plural forkes or forken)

  1. A fork or graip (implement used for digging).
  2. (Late Middle English) A fork-shaped fire iron.
  3. (Late Middle English, anatomy) A point, spike, or projection on a bone or tooth.
  4. A gibbet or gallows.
  5. (rare, Late Middle English) A fork (piece of cutlery).
  6. (rare, Late Middle English) A forked supporting pole.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fork (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: fork

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