welk

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See also: Welk and wełk

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English welken, probably from a continental Germanic language; compare Middle Dutch welken (Dutch welken) and Middle Low German welken. Cognate with German welken.

Verb[edit]

welk (third-person singular simple present welks, present participle welking, simple past and past participle welked)

  1. (obsolete) Of a plant: to wither, wilt, decay.
  2. (obsolete) To diminish; to lose brightness, to wane.
  3. (dialectal) to soak, steep.
  4. (dialectal) to thrash, beat severely.
  5. To contract; to shorten.
  6. (transitive) To form into wrinkles or ridges.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

welk (plural welks)

  1. Alternative form of whelk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch welc, from Old Dutch *wilik, *welik, from Proto-Germanic *hwilīkaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛlk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: welk
  • Rhymes: -ɛlk

Determiner[edit]

welk

  1. which (what, of those mentioned or implied)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of welk
uninflected welk
inflected welke
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. welke
n. sing. welk
plural welke
definite welke
partitive

Pronoun[edit]

welk

  1. (relative) which

Declension[edit]

Declension of welk
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative welke welke welk welke
Genitive welks welker welks welker
Dative welken welker welken welken
Accusative welken welke welk welke

Descendants[edit]

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: weleke
  • Negerhollands: welk, welleke, welli
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: welk

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German [Term?]. Cognate with Hunsrik wellich.

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Adjective[edit]

welk (comparative welker, superlative am welksten or am welkesten)

  1. wilted, faded

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Further reading[edit]

  • welk” in Duden online

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English weoloc, wiloc, wioloc, weluc, from Proto-West Germanic *weluk.

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Noun[edit]

welk (plural welkes)

  1. whelk (sea snail)
  2. (rare) whelk shell
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

welk

  1. Alternative form of welken (to dry out)