vaka

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: väkä, vāka, and vākā

Banoni[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English work.

Verb[edit]

vaka

  1. to work

References[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

vaka (accusative singular vakan, plural vakaj, accusative plural vakajn)

  1. vacant

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See vakaa.

Adjective[edit]

vaka (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) stable, steady, firm

Declension[edit]

  • Not declined.

Anagrams[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse.

Verb[edit]

vaka (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vakti, supine vakað)

  1. to wake, be awake
Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

vaka f (genitive singular vöku, nominative plural vökur)

  1. wakefulness
  2. an evening gathering, wake, vigil
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka f

  1. indefinite genitive plural of vök

Ingrian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vaka (genitive vaan, partitive vakkaa)

  1. calm
  2. steady, stable

Ladino[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka f (Latin spelling)

  1. cow

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. canoe

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vaka, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vaka (present tense vaker, past tense vakte, past participle vakt, passive infinitive vakast, present participle vakande, imperative vak)

  1. (intransitive) to be awake, to not get to sleep
    korkje greie å vake eller sove
  2. (intransitive) to stay awake (through the night) to help or keep watch
    vake over ein sjuk
    to watch over a sick one
  3. (intransitive) to be on guard, on watch

vaka (present tense vaker, past tense vakte, past participle vakt, passive infinitive vakast, present participle vakande, imperative vak)

  1. (fishing, intransitive) to appear at the surface of the water
    fisken vakte etter fluga
    the fish jumped at the fly
  2. (often nautical, intransitive) to float, stay afloat
    båten vaker fint
    the boat floats nicely

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

vaka f

  1. definite singular of vake

vaka n

  1. definite plural of vak

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

Verb[edit]

vaka (present indicative vakir, past indicative vakti, past subjunctive vekti, supine vakat)

  1. to be awake, keep awake
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: vaka
  • Faroese: vaka
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: vaka, vake
  • Norwegian Bokmål: våke, vake
  • Old Swedish: vaka
  • Westrobothnian: vaka

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka f (genitive vǫku)

  1. waking
  2. vigil
  3. eve of saint's day
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka f (genitive vǫku)

  1. (liquid)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. indefinite genitive plural of vǫk

References[edit]

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

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaka, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

Verb[edit]

vaka

  1. to be awake, to refrain from sleep
  2. to watch, to guard

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Paraguayan Guaraní[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish vaca, from Latin vacca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. cow

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. canoe

Derived terms[edit]

Possibly vakavaka.


Rotuman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic (compare Proto-Polynesian *waka).

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. canoe

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish vaka, from Old Norse vaka, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

Verb[edit]

vaka (present vakar, preterite vakade, supine vakat, imperative vaka)

  1. to wake; to keep watch, such as over a corpse
Conjugation[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka c

  1. a wake
Declension[edit]
Declension of vaka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vaka vakan vakor vakorna
Genitive vakas vakans vakors vakornas
Related terms[edit]

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. waterborne vessel

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish وقعه(vaḳʿa).

Noun[edit]

vaka (definite accusative vakayı, plural vakalar)

  1. event
  2. circumstance

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative vaka
Definite accusative vakayı
Singular Plural
Nominative vaka vakalar
Definite accusative vakayı vakaları
Dative vakaya vakalara
Locative vakada vakalarda
Ablative vakadan vakalardan
Genitive vakanın vakaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular vakam vakalarım
2nd singular vakan vakaların
3rd singular vakası vakaları
1st plural vakamız vakalarımız
2nd plural vakanız vakalarınız
3rd plural vakaları vakaları

References[edit]

  • vaka in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

Wallisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phonetik.svg This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with the IPA then please add some!

Noun[edit]

vaka

  1. canoe

Derived terms[edit]


Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaka, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

Verb[edit]

vaka (preterite vok or vaka, supine vaki or vaka, past participle vökkän)

  1. (intransitive) To wake, to be awake.

Related terms[edit]