mælk

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛlˀɡ/, [ˈmelˀɡ̊], [ˈmelˀk]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mjolk, mjǫlk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, cognate with mjølk, Swedish mjölk, English milk, German Milch, Dutch melk, and possibly Proto-Slavic *melko. The Germanic word ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ- (to milk), which is also the source of the verbs Latin mulgeō, Ancient Greek ἀμέλγω (amélgō), and Danish malke.

Noun[edit]

mælk c (singular definite mælken, not used in plural form)

  1. milk
  2. (rare) milt, roe (the semen or reproductive organs of a male fish)
    Synonym: mælke
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

mælk

  1. imperative of mælke