tönk

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from .[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tönk ‎(plural tönkök)

tönk (chopping stump)
  1. stump, treestump (the remains of a tree that has been cut off)
  2. chopping stump (a large section of a tree trunk used for splitting hardwood)
  3. stipe, stalk, stem (the stem of a mushroom that supports its cap)
  4. (idiomatic) financial collapse, bankruptcy
    a tönk szélén áll ― to be on the verge of bankruptcy

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb tönke, from dönke/dunke (to appear, seem).

Verb[edit]

tönk
  1. Form of obsolete verb tönke (to be wrong with) Only one form is still in use today:
    Waat tönk tich!?
    What's wrong with you?