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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _forke_ (“digging fork”), from Old English _force_, _forca_ (“forked instrument used to torture”), from Proto-Germanic _*furkǭ_, _*furkô_ (“fork”), from Latin _furca_ (“pitchfork, forked stake", _also_ "gallows, beam, stake, support post, yoke”), of uncertain origin. The Middle English word was later reinforced by Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French _forque_ (= Old French _forche_ whence French _fourche_), also from the Latin. Cognate also with North Frisian _forck_ (“fork”), Dutch _vork_ (“fork”), Danish _fork_ (“fork”), German _Forke_ (“pitchfork”). Displaced native _gafol_, _ġeafel_, _ġeafle_ (“fork”), from Old English. In its primary sense of "fork", Latin _furca_ appears to be derived from Proto-Indo-European _*ǵʰerk(ʷ)-_, _*ǵʰerg(ʷ)-_ (“fork”), although the development of the -c- is difficult to explain. In other senses this derivation is unlikely. For these, perhaps it is connected to Proto-Germanic _*furkaz_, _*firkalaz_ (“stake, stick, pole, post”), from Proto-Indo-European _*perg-_ (“pole, post”). If so, this would relate the word to Old English _forclas_ (“bolt”) (plural), Old Saxon _fercal_ (“lock, bolt, bar”), Old Norse _forkr_ (“pole, staff, stick”), Norwegian _fork_ (“stick, bat”), Swedish _fork_ (“pole”).

From Middle English forke (digging fork), from Old English force, forca (forked instrument used to torture), from Proto-Germanic *furkǭ, *furkô (fork), from Latin furca (pitchfork, forked stake", also "gallows, beam, stake, support post, yoke), of uncertain origin. The Middle English word was later reinforced by Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French forque (= Old French forche whence French fourche), also from the Latin. Cognate also with North Frisian forck (fork), Dutch vork (fork), Danish fork (fork), German Forke (pitchfork). Displaced native gafol, ġeafel, ġeafle (fork), from Old English.

In its primary sense of "fork", Latin furca appears to be derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰerk(ʷ)-, *ǵʰerg(ʷ)- (fork), although the development of the -c- is difficult to explain. In other senses this derivation is unlikely. For these, perhaps it is connected to Proto-Germanic *furkaz, *firkalaz (stake, stick, pole, post), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- (pole, post). If so, this would relate the word to Old English forclas (bolt) (plural), Old Saxon fercal (lock, bolt, bar), Old Norse forkr (pole, staff, stick), Norwegian fork (stick, bat), Swedish fork (pole).

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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fɔːɹk/ * "a fork" * Rhymes: -ɔː(r)k

  • IPA(key): /fɔːɹk/
  • "a fork"
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)k

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English - Noun

FORK (_plural_ FORKS) * A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc. * (obsolete) A gallows. (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Joseph Butler to this entry?) * A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting. * A tuning fork. * An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two. * _When you come to a FORK in the road, take it_ - Yogi Berra * One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow. * Addison a thunderbolt with three FORKS. * A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions. * (geography) Used in the names of some river tributaries, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana * (figuratively) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths. * (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight). * (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program. * (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects. * (UK) Crotch. * (colloquial) A forklift. * _Are you qualified to drive a FORK?_ * The individual blades of a forklift. * In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance. DERIVED TERMS * chork * digging fork * fork in the road * pitchfork * spork * tuning fork RELATED TERMS * denture * trident, a three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork TRANSLATIONS

fork (plural forks)

  1. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  2. (obsolete) A gallows.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Joseph Butler to this entry?)
  3. A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  4. A tuning fork.
  5. An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  6. One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  7. A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions.
  8. (geography) Used in the names of some river tributaries, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana
  9. (figuratively) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths.
  10. (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  11. (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program.
  12. (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
  13. (UK) Crotch.
  14. (colloquial) A forklift.
  15. The individual blades of a forklift.
  16. In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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FORK (_third-person singular simple present_ FORKS, _present participle_ FORKING, _simple past and past participle_ FORKED) * To divide into two or more branches. _A road, a tree, or a stream FORKS._ * (transitive) To move with a fork (as hay or food). * Prof. Wilson FORKING the sheaves on the high-laden cart * (computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process. * (computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects. * (computer science) To split a (software) distributed version control repository * (UK) To kick someone in the crotch. * To shoot into blades, as corn does. * Mortimer The corn beginneth to FORK. DERIVED TERMS * (computer science: spawn a new child process): fork bomb * fork off * fork out * fork over TRANSLATIONS

fork (third-person singular simple present forks, present participle forking, simple past and past participle forked)

  1. To divide into two or more branches.
    A road, a tree, or a stream forks.
  2. (transitive) To move with a fork (as hay or food).
  3. (computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process.
  4. (computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
  5. (computer science) To split a (software) distributed version control repository
  6. (UK) To kick someone in the crotch.
  7. To shoot into blades, as corn does.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* knife * spoon

Que a categoria em DANISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Danish - Etymology

From Old Norse _forkr_ (“boathook”), from Latin _furca_ (“fork, pitchfork”).

From Old Norse forkr (boathook), from Latin furca (fork, pitchfork).

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Danish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fɔrk/, [fɒːɡ̊]

  • IPA(key): /fɔrk/, [fɒːɡ̊]

Que a categoria em DANISH - NOUN
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Danish - Noun

FORK

fork

Que a categoria em DUTCH - PRONUNCIATION
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Dutch - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /fɔrk/

  • IPA(key): /fɔrk/

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Dutch - Noun

FORK

fork

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Dutch - Anagrams

* korf


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