tak

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See also: Tak, -tak, -ták, так, , and ta̍k

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch tak (branch, twig, offshoot), from Middle Dutch tac (pointy object, forked object), from Old Dutch *takko (pointy object).

Noun[edit]

tak (plural takke)

  1. A branch, twig, bough.
  2. A branch, offshoot.

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tak/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

tak

  1. so (very)
    Je tak dobrý!He is so good!
    Není to tak špatné.It’s not so bad.
  2. so (therefore)
    Chtěl knihu, tak si zašel do knihovny.He wanted a book, so he went to the library.
  3. so, in that way
    Tak to chodíThat's the way it goes (lit. "so it goes")

Interjection[edit]

tak

  1. so
    Tak jděme!So let's go!

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tak in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tak in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tak/, [ˈtˢɑɡ̊]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þǫkk, from Proto-Germanic *þankō, *þankaz, cognate with English thank, German Dank.

Noun[edit]

tak c (singular definite takken, not used in plural form)

  1. thanks
Inflection[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tak

  1. thank you, thanks

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German tacke, from Proto-Germanic *takkô (prickle, spike, jag), cognate with English tack, German Zacke.

Noun[edit]

tak c (singular definite takken, plural indefinite takker)

  1. A jag
  2. A point
  3. A cog
  4. A tooth
  5. A tine.
Inflection[edit]
Further reading[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

tak

  1. imperative of takke

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch tac (pointy object, forked object), from Old Dutch *takko (pointy object), from Frankish *takkō, from Proto-Germanic *takkô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak m (plural takken, diminutive takje n)

  1. A branch, twig, bough
    Synonyms: telg, twijg
  2. A branch, offshoot, division.

Derived terms[edit]

- plant branches

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: tak

Anagrams[edit]


English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak (third-person singular simple present taks, present participle takkin, simple past teuk, past participle takken)

  1. (Wearside, Durham) To take.

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką, from Proto-Indo-European *teg-.

Noun[edit]

tak n (genitive singular taks, plural tøk)

  1. A roof.
Declension[edit]
Declension of tak
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative tak takið tøk tøkini
accusative tak takið tøk tøkini
dative taki takinum tøkum tøkunum
genitive taks taksins taka takanna
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tak.

Noun[edit]

tak n (genitive singular taks, plural tøk)

  1. A grip, hold
  2. A huge effort, major effort, strenuous effort.
Declension[edit]
Declension of tak
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative tak takið tøk tøkini
accusative tak takið tøk tøkini
dative taki takinum tøkum tøkunum
genitive taks taksins taka takanna

Derived terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak n (genitive singular taks, nominative plural tök)

  1. A grip, hold.

Declension[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with tidak, from Malay tak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Malay tak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

Adverb[edit]

tak

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tak mau makan.
    I don't want to eat.
  2. not (To no degree)
    Buku itu tak mahal.
    That book is not expensive.

Synonyms[edit]


Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Burmese တွက် (twak)

Verb[edit]

tak

  1. To guess.

References[edit]

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31) , “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

tak

  1. but, but also

Particle[edit]

tak

  1. particle used to reinforce or emphasize a certain word or idea, usually by reducing doubts about it; but... (really), in fact, surely, just

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tak

  1. so

Further reading[edit]

  • tak in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • tak in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with tidak, dak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Indonesian tidak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tak

  1. (informal) not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tak mahu makan.I don't want to eat.
  2. (informal) not (to no degree)
    Buku itu tak mahal.That book is not expensive.

Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak

  1. A needlefish.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Enclitic[edit]

tak

  1. (Ratak) eastward

References[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Northern French taque, ultimately of Germanic origin, probably from Frankish *takkō, from Proto-Germanic *takkô (spike, thorn, prickle).

Noun[edit]

tak (plural takes)

  1. A clasp
  2. nail
  3. A protective metal plate used on a cart to prevent wear.
  4. (nautical) tack (rope used to hold the foremost corner of the sail in place)
  5. stability, endurance, steadfastness.
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From taken (to take) and Old Norse tak (revenue) (from taka (to take).

Noun[edit]

tak (uncountable)

  1. A tack (a fee paid to a lord or king for the right to keep swine).
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak (third-person singular simple present takketh, present participle takkynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle takked)

  1. Alternative form of takken

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak (plural takes)

  1. Alternative form of tach

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative toke, past participle taken)

  1. Alternative form of taken

Verb[edit]

tak

  1. Alternative form of take: imperative of taken
  2. Alternative form of taken: past participle of taken

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką, from Proto-Indo-European *teg-.

Noun[edit]

tak n (definite singular taket, indefinite plural tak, definite plural taka or takene)

  1. A roof
  2. ceiling.
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tak.

Noun[edit]

tak n (definite singular taket, indefinite plural tak, definite plural taka or takene)

  1. grip
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką, from Proto-Indo-European *teg-. Akin to English thatch.

Noun[edit]

tak n (definite singular taket, indefinite plural tak, definite plural taka)

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tak.

Noun[edit]

tak n (definite singular taket, indefinite plural tak, definite plural taka)

  1. grip
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from tak (Etymology 2)

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak

  1. imperative of taka and take

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See taka (to take, grab)

Noun[edit]

tak n (genitive taks, plural tǫk)

  1. grip, hold

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • tak in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Phalura[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tak (Perso-Arabic spelling تک)

  1. Co-lexicalized intensifier

References[edit]

  • Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[2], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tako. Compare Ukrainian так (tak), Belarusian так (tak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tak

  1. yes
    Zrobiłeś to? - Tak.Did you do that? - Yes, (I did).

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tak (not comparable)

  1. so (used for emphasis)
    Było tak ciemno, że nic nie widziałem.It was so dark that I couldn't see anything.
    Kocham cię tak bardzo!I love you so much!
  2. like this; so (in this way)
    Ona mi tak powiedziała.She told me so.
    Ja to robię tak.I do it like this.

Further reading[edit]

  • tak in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tak in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Anagrams[edit]

akt, kat, tka


Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Early Scots tak, from Middle English taken (to take),[1] from Old English tacan (to grasp, touch), a borrowing from Old Norse taka (to touch, take) (from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to touch)) which gradually displaced the native Middle English nimen (to take). Cognates include English take and Norn taka.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak (third-person singular present taks, present participle takkin, past teuk, past participle taen or takken)

  1. (transitive) to take
    • 1790, Robert Burns, Tam o' Shanter:
      As market days are wearing late, / And folk begin to tak the gate
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (transitive) to trip
  3. (transitive) to affect
  4. (transitive) to marry
  5. (transitive) to understand, apprehend, take
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak (plural taks)

  1. capture, catch
  2. captive
    1. (fishing) catch, haul
  3. grip

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

tak (plural taks)

  1. Alternative spelling of tack

References[edit]

  1. ^ tak, n., v..” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French taquet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tȃk m (Cyrillic spelling та̑к)

  1. billiard-cue
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian tacco.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tȁk m (Cyrillic spelling та̏к)

  1. (regional) arc, vault (of a building)
  2. (regional) shoe heel
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • tak” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • tak” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þak, from Old Norse þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką, from Proto-Indo-European *teg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak n

  1. roof
  2. ceiling

Declension[edit]

Declension of tak 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tak taket tak taken
Genitive taks takets taks takens

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

tak

  1. second-person singular imperative of takmak

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

tak (nominative plural taks)

  1. rest, tranquility

Declension[edit]


Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką, from Proto-Indo-European *teg-.

Noun[edit]

tak n (definite singular tatje or takä, dative tatjen or takän, definite plural taka)

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse tak (grip,) from taka (take.)

Noun[edit]

tak n

  1. Alternative form of tag