folk

folk (n.) O.E. folc "common people, laity; men; people, nation, tribe; multitude; troop, army," from P.Gmc. *folkom (Cf. O.Fris. folk, M.Du. volc, Ger. Volk "people"), from P.Gmc. *fulka-, perhaps originally "host of warriors;" Cf. O.N. folk "people," also "army, detachment;" and Lith. pulkas "crowd," O.C.S. pluku "division of an army," both believed to have been borrowed from Proto-Germanic. Old English folcstede could mean both "dwelling-place" and "battlefield."
Some have attempted to link the word to Gk. plethos "multitude;" L. plebs "people, mob," populus "people" or vulgus; but OED and Klein discount this theory but it is accepted in Watkins. The plural form has been usual since 17c. Superseded in most senses by people.
O.E. folc was commonly used in forming compounds, such as folccwide "popular saying," folcgemot "town or district meeting;" folcwoh "deception of the public."

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  • Folk — (Folkmusik, [foʊk] (engl.: folk „Volks “; gemeint ist die Volkskultur, hier Musik) ist insbesondere in Nordamerika und Europa ein Genre der populären Musik. Melodien und Texte traditioneller, volkstümlicher Musik werden neu arrangiert oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • folk — [ fɔlk ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1960; angl. folk song « chanson populaire traditionnelle » ♦ Anglic. Musique traditionnelle populaire modernisée. Chanteur de folk. ⇒ country. Adj. Des groupes folks. N. et adj. FOLKEUX, EUSE , 1980 . ● folk nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • folk — folk; folk·ish; folk·lor·ic; folk·lor·ish; folk·lor·ism; folk·lor·ist; folk·moot; kin·folk; mer·folk; folk·lor·is·tics; folk·ie; nor·folk; suf·folk; folk·ish·ness; folk·lor·is·tic; folk·mote; …   English syllables

  • folk — as an ordinary word for people in general is tending to fall out of use in BrE, except in northern parts of the country and occasionally elsewhere to denote a greater degree of affection than the word people does: • Even folk who know little… …   Modern English usage

  • folk — fȍlk [b] (II)[/b] m DEFINICIJA glazb. vrsta pop glazbe nadahnute narodnom muzikom SINTAGMA folk glazba glazba koja oponaša narodni stil, koja je u znaku narodnjačke umjetnosti; narodna glazba; folk music (izg. folk mjùzik) = folk glazba; folk… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • folk — s.n., adj. invar. 1. Stil în muzica uşoară contemporană care utilizează motive din muzica populară. 2. adj. invar. Care aparţine folkului (1). – Din engl. folk. Trimis de zaraza joe, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  folk s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Folk — (f[=o]k), Folks Folks (f[=o]ks), n. collect. & pl. [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel. f[=o]lk, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E. follow.] 1. (Eng. Hist.) In Anglo Saxon times, the people of a group of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folk — 〈[ foʊk] m.; s; unz.; Mus.〉 meist englischsprachige, volkstümliche Musik mit Elementen der Rockmusik u. des Blues [engl., eigtl. „Volk“] * * * Folk [foʊk ], der; [s] [engl. folk, eigtl. = Volk]: meist vokale englische, schottische, irische od.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • folk — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. agg.inv., di fenomeno culturale, che si rifà alla tradizione popolare: arte folk, musica folk; abiti folk 2. s.m.inv. TS mus. → folk music {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1967. ETIMO: ingl. folk propr.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • folk — 1. Voz tomada del inglés folk, que se usa, como adjetivo o como sustantivo masculino, con el sentido de ‘[música moderna] que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica’: «Irlanda es una potencia mundial en la música, y no solo en… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • folk — 1. adj. Dicho de la música moderna: Que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la música folk. Un grupo folk. 3. m. Música folk …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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