Other Word Forms of Auk
Origin of Auk
From Icelandic álka, from Old Norse álka (“auk”), from Proto-Germanic *allakǭ, *allǭ (“sea-bird”), from Proto-Indo-European *el- (a kind of bird). Cognate with Swedish alka (“auk”), Danish alke (“auk”), Swedish dialectal alla (fuligula glacialis, “long-tailed duck”), Latin olor (“swan”), Ancient Greek ελέα (eléa, “marsh-bird”), Welsh alarch (“swan”).
Norwegian alk from Old Norse ālka
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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