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kayak – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Inuktitut ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, “man’s boat”) (Inuvialuktun), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak (plural kayaks)

  1. A type of small boat, covered over by a surface deck, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position, from a hole in the surface deck

Translations[edit]

a type of small boat

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

kayak (third-person singular simple present kayaks, present participle kayaking, simple past and past participle kayaked)

  1. (intransitive) To use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak.

    Kayaking is an Olympic sport.

  2. (transitive) To traverse (a body of water) by kayak.

    On a dare, he kayaked the Harlem River in New York from Hell’s Gate to Spyten Duyvil.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

to use a kayak to travel or race

to traverse a body of water by kayak

Anagrams[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kayak, borrowed from Inuktitut ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, “man’s boat”) (Inuvialuktun), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧yak

Noun[edit]

kayak

  1. a kayak

Noun[edit]

kayak

  1. to ride a kayak

Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak

  1. kayak

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Inuktitut (Inuvialuktun) ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, “man’s boat”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak m (plural kayaks)

  1. kayak

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Further reading[edit]

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inuktitut (Inuvialuktun) ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, “man’s boat”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.ˈjak/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧yàk

Noun[edit]

kayak m (invariable)

  1. kayak

Derived terms[edit]

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kayak.

Noun[edit]

kayak m (plural kayaks)

  1. (Jersey) kayak

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak m (plural kayaks)

  1. kayak

Derived terms[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kaymak.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧yak

Noun[edit]

kayak (definite accusative kayağı, plural kayaklar)

  1. ski

Declension[edit]

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

kayak (nominative plural kayaks)

  1. kayak

Declension[edit]

declension of kayak

  • 1 status as a case is disputed
  • 2 in later, non-classical Volapük only

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