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English

Etymology

(Northern form of) Old English āscian, from Proto-Germanic *aiskōjan. Cognate with German heischen.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ask

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ask (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. look for an answer to a question by speaking.
  2. approach someone to do something.

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Translations


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse askr.

Noun

ask

  1. The European ash (tree, binomial name: Fraxinus excelsior)

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse askr.

Inflection for ask Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ask asken asker askene
Genitive askens askens askers askenes

Noun

ask

  1. The European ash (tree, binomial name: Fraxinus excelsior)

Swedish

Inflection for ask Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ask asken askar askarna
Genitive asks askens askars askarnas

Pronunciation

Noun

ask

  1. the European ash (tree, binomial name: Fraxinus excelsior)
  2. a small box

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