kraken

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken (plural krakens)

  1. Alternative form of Kraken

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch crāken, from Old Dutch *krakon, from Proto-Germanic *krakōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkraːkə(n)/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

kraken

  1. (transitive) to crack, break open (a shell)
  2. (intransitive) to make a creaky sound, like something being cracked
  3. (transitive) to break up into (chemical) components
  4. (transitive, figuratively) to break someone mentally
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to solve a code
  6. (transitive and intransitive, figuratively) to practise chiropractic (on a patient)
  7. (transitive, figuratively) to squat (a building)
  8. (intransitive) to start (said of the day)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kraken (weak)
infinitive kraken
past singular kraakte
past participle gekraakt
infinitive kraken
gerund kraken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kraak kraakte
2nd person sing. (jij) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (u) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (gij) kraakt kraakte
3rd person singular kraakt kraakte
plural kraken kraakten
subjunctive sing.1 krake kraakte
subjunctive plur.1 kraken kraakten
imperative sing. kraak
imperative plur.1 kraakt
participles krakend gekraakt
1) Archaic.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: kraek
  • Petjo: kraken
  • Papiamentu: krak, kraak

Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. Plural form of kraak
  2. Alternative form of kraak.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Norwegian kraken (Bokmål entry; Nynorsk entry), definite singular of krake (sea monster) (Bokmål entry; Nynorsk entry), both from Old Norse kraki (sea monster, literally something twisted), from Proto-Germanic *krankaz (crooked).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken m (plural krakens)

  1. Kraken

References[edit]

  1. ^ “krake” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. definite singular of krake

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. definite form singular of krake