pawk

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See Puck

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pawk (plural pawks)

  1. (Scotland) A wile
    • 1749, An Elegy on the Late Mass John T-, Minister of the Gospel at M--, page 16:
      So blyth was he , and fou ' of pawks; -- But yet he's dead!
    • 1768, William Wilkie, Fables, page 118:
      and a laird May find a beggar sae prepar'd, Wi pawks and wiles, whar pith is wantin, As soon will mak him rue his tauntin.
    • 1811, Hector Macneill, Bygane Times, and Late Come Changes:
      I guess, that yours has no the art To win about a husband's heart, Nor kens the gate wi' saftening sound, And pawks, to bring ilk project round.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

pawk (plural pawks)

  1. A small lobster.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pawk in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Burmese အပေါက် (a.pauk).

Noun[edit]

pawk

  1. hole

References[edit]

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31), “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *paǫkъ, from *pa- + *ǫkъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enkos (hook).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pawk m

  1. spider

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928), “pawk”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “pawk”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *paǫkъ, from *pa- + *ǫkъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enkos (hook).

Noun[edit]

pawk m

  1. spider

Further reading[edit]

  • pawk” in Soblex