hark

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English herken, herkien, from Old English *hercian, *heorcian, *hiercian, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hauzijaną (to hear) + formative/intensive -k (see also the related hīeran, whence English hear). Equivalent to hear +‎ -k. Cognate with Scots herk (to hark), North Frisian harke (to hark), West Frisian harkje (to listen), obsolete Dutch horken (to hark, listen to), Middle Low German horken (to hark), German horchen (to hark, harken to).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: härk, IPA(key): /hɑː(ɹ)k/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)k

Verb[edit]

hark (third-person singular simple present harks, present participle harking, simple past and past participle harked)

  1. (archaic) To listen attentively; often used in the imperative.

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Noun[edit]

hark (plural harks)

  1. (Scots) A whisper

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

Noun[edit]

hark m

  1. bow
  2. arch

Basque[edit]

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hark

  1. ergative singular of hura

Pronoun[edit]

hark

  1. ergative singular of hura

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

hark m (plural harken, diminutive harkje n)

  1. rake (garden tool)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

hark

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

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hark n (genitive singular harks, no plural)

  1. noise, tumult, commotion, din

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse harka, harðka (strength of body and mind), from harðr (hard) ( > Westrobothnian hahl) + -ka.

Noun[edit]

hark f (definite harka)

  1. excellence
    hä var harka dell kar
    that's an excellent man

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