stork

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English[edit]

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A stork.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stork, from Old English storc, from Proto-West Germanic *stork, from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sr̥ǵos (stork).

Near cognates include Dutch stork, German Storch, Swedish stork, and Icelandic storkur. Compare also Latvian stārķis (stork), borrowed from Germanic.

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Noun[edit]

stork (plural storks)

  1. A large wading bird with long legs and a long beak of the family Ciconiidae.
  2. (children's folklore) The mythical bringer of babies to families, or good news.
  3. (cartomancy) The seventeenth Lenormand card.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish stork, from Old Norse storkr (stork).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stɔːrk/, [sd̥ɒːɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

stork c (singular definite storken, plural indefinite storke)

  1. stork

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch storke, from Old Dutch *stork, from Proto-West Germanic *stork, from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz.

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stork m (plural storken, diminutive storkje n)

  1. (dialectal, uncommon) Synonym of ooievaar (Ciconia ciconia)
    • 1700, Mosaïze historie der Hebreeuwse kerke, part 2, publ. by Willem & David Goeree, page 461, quoting a saying.
      Het regtschaapen Haagze Waapen, is een Stork; / Dats een Mikker voor de Kikker en de Work.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1864, J. A. Klokman, “Een Achterhoeksche boerenzoon, die Artis bezoekt”, in Het leeskabinet. Mengelwerk tot gezellig onderhoud voor beschaafde kringen, volume 4, 18:
      En betjen vèrder, regs af daor, trof ik 'n heele boel van die lankbeenige veugele an; 'et wazzen allerlei vremde soorten van kranen, storken (ooijevaars) en zuk goed; van die storken hadden ze spierwitte en pikzwarte.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

stork

  1. indefinite accusative singular of storkur

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English storc, from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sr̥ǵos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stork (plural storkes)

  1. stork

Descendants[edit]

  • English: stork
  • Scots: stork

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse storkr.

Noun[edit]

stork m (definite singular storken, indefinite plural storker, definite plural storkene)

  1. a stork

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse storkr.

Noun[edit]

stork m (definite singular storken, indefinite plural storkar, definite plural storkane)

  1. stork

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Old Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse storkr (stork).

Noun[edit]

stork

  1. stork

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish storker, from Old Norse storkr.

Noun[edit]

stork c

  1. (zoology) stork

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Declension of stork 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stork storken storkar storkarna
Genitive storks storkens storkars storkarnas

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English stork.

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Noun[edit]

stork (nominative plural storks)

  1. (male or female) stork

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