werk

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

werk (plural werks)

  1. Obsolete form of work.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch werk, from Old Dutch *werk, from Proto-Germanic *werką, from Proto-Indo-European *wérǵom.

Noun[edit]

werk (plural werke, diminutive werkie)

  1. work
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch werken, from Middle Dutch werken, from Old Dutch wirken, wirkon (to work, make), from Proto-Germanic *wirkijaną (to work, make), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ-, *wreǵ- (to work, act).

Verb[edit]

werk (present werk, present participle werkende, past participle gewerk)

  1. work
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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛrk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: werk
  • Rhymes: -ɛrk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch werc, from Old Dutch *werk, from Proto-Germanic *werką, from Proto-Indo-European *wérǵom.

Noun[edit]

werk n (plural werken, diminutive werkje n)

  1. A task, job, chore.
    Het werk dat moest gebeuren, is voltooid. — The thing that must be done is finished.
  2. A profession, job, employment, line of work.
    Het werk van Hans is buschauffeur. — The profession of Hans is bus driver.
  3. A workplace
    Hans kwam vandaag te laat aan op het werk. — Today Hans arrived to the workplace too late.
  4. A product, creation; production, output, result of work.
    Het werk van Magritte zal op de veiling verkocht worden. — The work of Magritte will be sold by auction.
  5. (dialectal) tow, oakum
    Synonym: hede
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

- output, product(ion)

Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: werk

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

werk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of werken
  2. imperative of werken

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English weorc. See English work for more.

Noun[edit]

werk (plural werks)

  1. work
  2. sexual intercourse
    • 1422, James Yonge (translator), Secretum Secretorum:
      The work of matremony may be ussit and don... without anny Syn
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *werką, whence also Old High German werc, Old Norse verk.

Noun[edit]

werk n

  1. work

Declension[edit]



Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

werk (plural werkis)

  1. Obsolete form of wirk (work).

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