trink

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English treinekys or trynk, but earlier origin is unknown. Attested in Anglo-Norman or Middle English legal texts from the 14th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɹɪŋk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

trink (plural trinks)

  1. (obsolete) A kind of fishing net that is attached to a post or anchor; set net.
    • 1735, Robert Seymour, A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark, and Parts Adjacent[1], volume II, page 288:
      6. Item, That no Trinckerman or other Fisherman shall buy any Trincke, or take to receive any Copy under the seal of the Office of Mayoralty until he be allowed and thought fit by the Lord Mayor of LONDON, or by his Substitute, the Water-Bailiff for the Time being,
  2. (obsolete) A fisherman who uses a trink.
    • 1735, Robert Seymour, A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark, and Parts Adjacent[2], volume II, page 288:
      8. Item, That each Trincke shall every dark and foggy Night hang forth out of his said Trincke-boat one Lantern with sufficient Candle Light, for the better and safer Passage of Ships,

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of i ri trink, a semi-calque of Venetian novo de trinca, Italian nuovo di trinca. A derivative of trim +‎ -kë is also possible.

Adjective[edit]

trink m (feminine trinke)

  1. brand new
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German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

trink

  1. singular imperative of trinken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of trinken