volk

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See also: Volk and vòlk

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans volk. Doublet of folk.

Noun[edit]

volk pl (plural only)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English volk, southern form of folk; compare vixen.

Noun[edit]

volk pl (plural only)

  1. (now obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of folk

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔlk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

volk (plural volke or volkere, diminutive volkie)

  1. people

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: volk

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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)
    Synonyms: mensen, lieden, lui
    Was er veel volk bij de bijeenkomst?
    Were there a lot of people at the meeting?

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Descendants[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

volk

  1. (Southern, Kent) Alternative form of folk

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vьlkъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vȏłk m anim

  1. wolf

Inflection[edit]

The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine anim., hard o-stem, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. vôlk
gen. sing. vôlka
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
vôlk volkôva volkôvi
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
vôlka volkôv volkôv
dative
(dajȃlnik)
vôlku volkôvoma volkôvom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
vôlka volkôva volkôve
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
vôlku volkôvih volkôvih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
vôlkom volkôvoma volkôvi

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Further reading[edit]

  • volk”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran