munk

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse munkr, from Old Saxon munik and/or Old English munuc. Borrowed via Late Latin monachus from Ancient Greek μοναχός (monakhós, solitary, monk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

munk c (singular definite munken, plural indefinite munke)

  1. monk
  2. blackcap

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish munk, from Medieval Latin monachus.

Noun[edit]

munk (genitive munga, partitive munka)

  1. monk

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Derived terms[edit]

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

munk

  1. indefinite accusative singular of munkur

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse munkr.

Noun[edit]

munk m (definite singular munken, indefinite plural munker, definite plural munkene)

  1. a monk

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse munkr.

Noun[edit]

munk m (definite singular munken, indefinite plural munkar, definite plural munkane)

  1. a monk

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Swedish munker, borrowed from Latin monachus, ultimately from Ancient Greek μοναχός (monakhós, alone).

In pastry sense; debated. According to some a comparison with the tonsure of medieval monks. According to others, and more probable according to historian Harrison, a comparison to the bodily roundness of monks.

In printing error sense; borrowed from German Mönch (monk), comparing the lighter patches with the tonsure of monks.

Noun[edit]

"Donut" to the left and "munkar" to the right, in a store.
Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats.

munk c

  1. a monk
    1. Christian monk
    2. religious person of other religion living in solitude
      Synonym: eremit
  2. (colloquial) a person living in solitude
    Synonym: eremit
  3. (pastry) types of deep-fried piece of dough
    1. donut, type of toroidal pastry
      Synonyms: donut, flottyrmunk
    2. Berliner; type of ellipsoidal pastry with sweet filling
      Synonym: berlinermunk
  4. (Gothenburg) a chocolate-coated marshmallow treat
    Synonyms: skumboll, kokosboll, gräddbulle, kokosmunk, Mums-mums
  5. (dated, certain games) a person that has lost, is out of the game
  6. type of cannonball, approx. 24 skålpund (c. 10 kg, 22 lbs)
  7. munklikör (Bénédictine), type of herbal liqueur
    Synonym: benediktinerlikör
  8. (printing) type of error where the ink appears weaker, or not at all, on parts of the page
    Synonym: munkark
  9. type of drain for carp ponds

Declension[edit]

Declension of munk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative munk munken munkar munkarna
Genitive munks munkens munkars munkarnas

Derived terms[edit]

(monk):

(pastry):

Descendants[edit]

  • Finnish: munkki

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