- Rhymes: -ɪlk
wilk (plural wilks)
- (zoology) Obsolete form of whelk.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wilk in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Proto-Slavic *vьlkъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *wilkas, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Cognates include Latvian vilks, Lithuanian vilkas, Old High German wolf, Latin lupus, Ancient Greek λύκος (lúkos), Old Persian 𐎺𐎼𐎣 (varka) and Sanskrit वृक (vṛka).