varken

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See also: värken

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch varken. Equivalent to an old diminutive of var, from Proto-Germanic *farhaz. Compare Central Franconian Ferke. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑrkə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: var‧ken
  • Rhymes: -ɑrkən

Noun[edit]

varken n (plural varkens, diminutive varkentje n, feminine zeug, masculine beer)

  1. (zoology) A pig, Sus scrofa domesticus.
  2. (figuratively, derogatory, offensive) A swine, a dirty, gross or foul person.
  3. (archaic, possibly offensive) A student who does not belong to a student society; one who is neither a frat boy nor a soror.
    Synonym: knor
  4. (dialectal) A brush, especially one used along with a dustpan for sweeping floors or hearths.
    Synonyms: borstel, schuier

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  • Afrikaans: vark

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hvárgi.

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Conjunction[edit]

varken

  1. neither
    varken X eller Y
    neither X nor Y

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