wok

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese (wok6).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok (plural woks)

  1. A large, round-bottomed cooking pan used in East Asian cooking.
    • 1977, Marguerite Fawdry, Chinese Childhood[1], →ISBN, page 86:
      The 'wok' is an efficient, all-purpose metal cooking vessel used by every housewife in China. It has two handles and is shaped like a shallow cone.
a wok being used for cooking

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

wok (third-person singular simple present woks, present participle wokking or woking, simple past and past participle wokked or woked)

  1. To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Cantonese (wok6).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok m (plural woks or wokken, diminutive wokje n)

  1. A wok (large cooking pan, typical of East-Asian cuisine).

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wok

  1. Alternative form of woke

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English work.

Verb[edit]

wok

  1. work

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English wok, ultimately from Cantonese (wok6).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok m inan

  1. wok (large, oriental cooking pan)

Declension[edit]

The genitive singular form woku is sometimes proscribed.

Further reading[edit]

  • wok in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wok in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok f or m (less common) (plural woks)

  1. wok (large round pan used in Oriental cuisine)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok m (plural woks)

  1. wok

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Tarao[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok

  1. pig (animal)

References[edit]

  • 1998, People of India: Manipur (results of the Anthropological Survey of India), page 272
  • 2001, Encyclopaedia of northeast India, volume 3 →ISBN, page 230
  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar, page 117

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English work.

Verb[edit]

wok intrans., transitive wokim

  1. to work, to labor
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:19:
      Na bai yu wok hat tru long kisim kaikai bilong yu na tuhat bai i kamap long pes bilong yu. Na bai yu hatwok oltaim inap yu dai na yu go bek long graun. Long wanem, mi bin wokim yu long graun, na bai yu go bek gen long graun.”
      →New International Version translation

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Noun[edit]

wok

  1. work, job, employment
  2. obligation, duty
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West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ôoc, from Old Dutch ōk, ouk, from Proto-Germanic *auk.

Adverb[edit]

wok

  1. also, too