prik

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German pricke (a prick), pricken (to prick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prek/, [pʰʁ̥æɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

prik n (singular definite prikket, plural indefinite prik)

  1. prick (the feeling of being pierced or punctured by an object with a fine point, the action of pricking)

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

prik c (singular definite prikken, plural indefinite prikker)

  1. dot, point
  2. spot

Inflection[edit]

Verb[edit]

prik

  1. infinitive form of prikke

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch pricke. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

prik f (plural prikken, diminutive prikje n)

  1. sting, prick (sting or bite from a bug, etc.)
  2. small pointy object, prong
  3. goad, prod
  4. (uncountable) fizz, carbonation
  5. lamprey, fish of the order Petromyzontiformes
    Synonyms: lamprei, negenoog
  6. (medicine, informal) injection, jab, shot
Usage notes[edit]

The informal diminutive prikkie is in common use in the Netherlands with the specific meaning of "a small amount of money". The regular diminutive prikje is also used to mean this, though perhaps more commonly outside the Netherlands.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

prik

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

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prik n (genitive singular priks, nominative plural prik)

  1. stick, staff

Declension[edit]

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