volk

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volk ‎(plural volks)

  1. (Britain, South Africa, dialectal) Folk.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, King Lear
      Edg. Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor volk pass.
    • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
      No doubt a mampus of volk of our own rank will be down here in their carriages as soon as 'tis known.

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From Dutch volk.

Noun[edit]

volk ‎(plural volke)

  1. people

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch volc, from Old Dutch folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką. Compare German Volk, West Frisian folk, English folk, Danish folk.

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volk n ‎(plural volken or volkeren, diminutive volkje n)

  1. people, nation, tribe
  2. folk, the common people, the lower classes, the working classes
    André Hazes was een volkszanger.
    André Hazes was a working-class singer.
  3. (informal, uncountable) people (many individuals)
    Was er veel volk bij de bijeenkomst?
    Were there a lot of people at the meeting?

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vьlkъ, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

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vôlk m anim ‎(genitive vôlka, nominative plural volkôvi)

  1. wolf

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