mürk

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *mürkkü, see there for further etymology. Cognate to Finnish myrkky and Votic mürkkü. Compare with Hungarian méreg (poison) and Proto-Germanic *markiją (celery).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmyrk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -yrk
  • Hyphenation: mürk

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mürk (genitive mürgi, partitive mürki)

  1. poison; venom
    1. A substance that can cause organ dysfunction or death when ingested into an organism.
      Iga ravim on mürk, kui seda ülemäära tarvitada.
      Every medication is poison if consumed too much.
      Synonyms: mürkaine, (dated) kihvt
    2. (figuratively) Something damaging or harming a soul, a person.
      armukadeduse mürkthe poison of jealousy

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