From mjølk (“milk”), or from Old Norse mjolka, molka, from Proto-Germanic *melkaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-. Compare with Danish malke, Swedish mjölka, Faroese and Icelandic mjólka, Dutch and German melken, and English milk.
- alternative form of
- “mjølke” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- mjølka (a-infinitive)
- (transitive) to milk (most if not all senses)
- (ergative or transitive) to produce (milk)
- kua har slutta å mjølke.
- the cow has stopped to produce milk.
- kua mjølkar åtte liter dagen.
- the cow gives eight litres of milk a day.
From the noun mjølk (“milk”). The first sense is due to its whitish colour. The botanical senses have to do with an old belief that ingestion in cows was good for milk production.
- (uncountable) milt; semen of male fish
- (botany) willowherb (plant of the genus Epilobium)
- (botany) fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
- Synonym: geitrams
- “mjølke” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.