merki

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse merki, from Proto-Germanic *markō (boundary; boundary marker), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border).

Noun[edit]

merki n (genitive singular merkis, plural merki or merkir)

  1. sign, mark
  2. banner, flag
  3. Merkið, the Faroese flag

Declension[edit]

n25 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative merki merkið merki(r) merkini
Accusative merki merkið merki(r) merkini
Dative merki merkinum merkjum merkjunum
Genitive merkis merkisins merkja merkjanna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse merki, from Proto-Germanic *markō (boundary; boundary marker), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merki n (genitive singular merkis, nominative plural merki)

  1. sign, mark
  2. banner

Declension[edit]

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Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Swedish mærki, from Old Norse merki. Cognates include Finnish merkki.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmerki/
  • Hyphenation: mer‧ki
  • Rhymes: -erki

Noun[edit]

merki (genitive merkin, partitive merkii)

  1. mark, sign
  2. symbol
  3. sign, omen

Derived terms[edit]

(compounds):

References[edit]

  • Tatjana Boiko (2019), “merki”, in Suuri Karjal-Venʹalaine Sanakniigu (livvin murreh) [The Big Karelian-Russian dictionary (Livvi dialect)], 2nd edition, →ISBN

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *markiją, related to *markō (see Old Norse mǫrk).

Noun[edit]

merki n

  1. boundary

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: merki
  • Faroese: merki
  • Norwegian: merke
  • Westrobothnian: mertj
  • Old Swedish: mærke
  • Danish: mærke
  • Norman: merque

References[edit]

  • merki in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch melk.

Noun[edit]

merki

  1. milk