sank

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sank

  1. simple past tense of sink

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sank

  1. First-person singular preterite of sinken.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of sinken.

Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon sang, from Proto-Germanic *sangwaz. Related to singen ‎(to sing).
Cognate with Old High German sanc (German Gesang ‎(singing)), Old Norse sǫngr. Modern cognates include English song and Swedish sång.

Noun[edit]

sank m ‎(genitive sanges)

  1. the act of singing
  2. a chant
  3. a song, especially one sung during work
  4. the sound of a bell, bell ringing

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

sank

  1. simple past of synke

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Swedish sank, related to sjunka ‎(to sink, intransitive, to go down) and sänka ‎(to sink, transitive, to make something go down).

Adjective[edit]

sank (comparative sankare, superlative sankast)

  1. marshy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sank
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular sank sankare sankast
Neuter singular sankt sankare sankast
Plural sanka sankare sankast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 sanke sankare sankaste
All sanka sankare sankaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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