wok

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English language.svg Tok Inglis

Etymology

From Cantonese (wok6).

Pronunciation

Noun

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  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

Translations

Verb

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  1. To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.

Translations

See also


Dutch

Etymology

Ultimately from Cantonese (wok6).

Pronunciation

Noun

Templet:nl-noun

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

Derived terms


Middle English

Adjective

wok [[Category:Templet:enm adjectives|wok]]

  1. Alternative form of woke

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From Inglis work.

Verb

wok [[Category:Templet:pcm verbs|wok]]

  1. work

Polish

Templet:wp

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Templet:pl-p

Noun

wok m inan

  1. wok (large, oriental cooking pan)

Declension

The genitive singular form woku is sometimes proscribed.

Further reading


Portuguese

Noun

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

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

Spanish

Noun

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  1. wok

Further reading


Tarao

Noun

wok [[Category:Templet:tro nouns|wok]]

  1. pig (animal)

References

  • 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

Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Tok Pisin

Etymology

From Inglis work.

Verb

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

Related terms

Noun

wok

  1. work, job, employment
  2. obligation, duty
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West Flemish

Etymology

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

Adverb

wok [[Category:Templet:vls adverbs|wok]]

  1. also, too