salak

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See also: sálak and sāļāk

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From Malay salak.

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salak ‎(plural salaks)

  1. The pear-shaped fruit of a palm native to Indonesia.
  2. The palm (Salacca zalacca) that bears this fruit - also called salak palm.

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salak ‎(Jawi spelling سالق)

  1. salak (fruit)
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salak ‎(Jawi spelling سالق, used in the form menyalak)

  1. to bark (to make a loud noise (dogs))
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Etymology[edit]

Recorded during Ottoman Turkish صلاق(salak, 1. penis exposer, 2. penis, 3. a kind of weapon with balls), derived from Ottoman Turkish صالمق(sal-, to release, free, throw). See Turkish salmak. Nişanyan thinks the word went through semantic extension perhaps under now Turkish slang saloz(stupid) which is borrowing from Greek σαλός(salós, fool).[1]

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  • IPA(key): [sɑlɑk]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧lak

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salak ‎(comparative daha salak, superlative en salak)

  1. foolish, stupidish

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salak ‎(definite accusative salağı, plural salaklar)

  1. someone fool, stupid, idiot.

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  1. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2015-06-09), “salak”, in Nişanyan Sözlük