melk

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch melk, from Middle Dutch melc, from Old Dutch miluk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

Noun[edit]

melk (uncountable)

  1. milk

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch melken, from Middle Dutch melken, from Old Dutch *melkan, from Proto-Germanic *melkaną.

Verb[edit]

melk (present melk, present participle melkende, past participle gemelk)

  1. to milk

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛlk/, [mɛɫk], [ˈmɛ.lək]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: melk
  • Rhymes: -ɛlk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch melc, from Old Dutch miluk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

Noun[edit]

melk f (uncountable)

  1. milk (nutritious liquid produced by a lactating mammalian mother)
  2. milk (nutritious liquid derived from vegetable sources, sometimes as a deliberate substitute of mammalian milk)
  3. (botany) Various resembling 'milky' juices, as secreted by certain plants and insects
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: melk
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: meleke
  • Jersey Dutch: määlk
  • Negerhollands: melk
  • Aukan: meliki
  • Caribbean Javanese: mèleg, mèrki
  • Munsee: mălák
  • Saramaccan: meíki
  • Sranan Tongo: merki
  • Tok Pisin: melek
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

melk

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

Further reading[edit]

  • melk” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

melk (not comparable)

  1. (of a cow, goat, etc.) milch (giving milk)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

melk

  1. singular imperative of melken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of melken

Further reading[edit]

  • melk” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • melk” in Duden online
  • melk” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mjolk, mjǫlk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-. Compare with Danish mælk, Swedish mjölk, Icelandic mjölk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

melk f or m (definite singular melka or melken, indefinite plural melker, definite plural melkene)

  1. milk (nutritious liquid produced by a lactating mammalian mother)
  2. (botany) A juice from plants that looks like milk.
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

melk

  1. imperative of melke

References[edit]


Yola[edit]

Verb[edit]

melk

  1. Alternative form of mulke

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 57