volk

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans volk.

Noun[edit]

volk pl (plural only)

  1. (South Africa) The Afrikaner people.
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 22:
      The lover, Tertius [] is a journalist regarded by many of his family as a traitor to the volk.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant form.

Noun[edit]

volk pl (plural only)

  1. (now obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of folk
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, King Lear:
      Edg. Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor volk pass.
    • 1891, 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.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch volk, from Middle Dutch volc, from Old Dutch folc, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

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Noun[edit]

volk (plural volke, diminutive volkie)

  1. people

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch volc, from Old Dutch folc, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɔlk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: volk
  • Rhymes: -ɔlk

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

vȏlk m anim

  1. wolf

Inflection[edit]

Masculine anim., hard o-stem, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. vôlk
gen. sing. vôlka
singular dual plural
nominative vôlk volkôva volkôvi
accusative vôlka volkôva volkôve
genitive vôlka volkôv volkôv
dative vôlku volkôvoma volkôvom
locative vôlku volkôvih volkôvih
instrumental vôlkom volkôvoma volkôvi

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