gambol vs lark what difference

what is difference between gambol and lark

English

Etymology

From earlier gambolde, from Middle French gambade (modern gambade).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɡæm.bəl/
  • Rhymes: -æmbəl
  • Homophone: gamble

Verb

gambol (third-person singular simple present gambols, present participle (UK) gambolling or (US) gamboling, simple past and past participle (UK) gambolled or (US) gamboled)

  1. (intransitive) To move about playfully; to frolic.
    • 1835: William Gilmore Simms, The Partisan: A Romance of the Revolution, chapter XI, page 134 (Harper)
      The lawn spread freely onward, as of old, over which, in sweet company, he had once gambolled.
    • In the ecstasy of that thought they gambolled round and round, they hurled themselves into great leaps of excitement.
  2. (Britain, West Midlands) To do a forward roll.

Translations

Noun

gambol (plural gambols)

  1. An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
  2. An instance of more general frisking or frolicking.

Translations


Tagalog

Adjective

gamból

  1. badly beaten up (as of the body)
  2. badly bruised (as of fruits, the body, etc.)

Derived terms

  • gambulin
  • gumambol


English

Alternative forms

  • laverock, lavrock

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: läk, IPA(key): /lɑːk/
  • (General American) enPR: lärk, IPA(key): /lɑɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k

Etymology 1

From Middle English larke, laverke, from Old English lāwerce, lǣwerce, lāuricæ, from Proto-Germanic *laiwarikǭ, *laiwazikǭ (compare dialectal West Frisian larts, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), from *laiwaz (borrowed into Finnish leivo, Estonian lõo), of unknown ultimate origin with no definitive cognates outside of Germanic.

Noun

lark (plural larks)

  1. Any of various small, singing passerine birds of the family Alaudidae.
  2. Any of various similar-appearing birds, but usually ground-living, such as the meadowlark and titlark.
  3. (by extension) One who wakes early; one who is up with the larks.
    Synonyms: early bird, early riser
    Antonym: owl
Hyponyms
  • (species in Alaudidae): woodlark, skylark, magpie-lark, horned lark, sea lark, crested lark, shorelark
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

lark (third-person singular simple present larks, present participle larking, simple past and past participle larked)

  1. To catch larks (type of bird).

References

  • lark on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Alaudidae on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Alaudidae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain, either

  • from a northern English dialectal term lake/laik (to play) (around 1300, from Old Norse leika (to play (as opposed to work))), with an intrusive -r- as is common in southern British dialects; or
  • a shortening of skylark (1809), sailors’ slang, “play roughly in the rigging of a ship”, because the common European larks were proverbial for high-flying; Dutch has a similar idea in speelvogel (playbird, a person of markedly playful nature).

Noun

lark (plural larks)

  1. A romp, frolic, some fun.
  2. A prank.
Synonyms
  • whim, especially in phrase on a whim, see also Thesaurus:whim
Derived terms
  • on a lark
Related terms
  • skylark (in verb sense “play”)
Translations

Verb

lark (third-person singular simple present larks, present participle larking, simple past and past participle larked)

  1. To sport, engage in harmless pranking.
    • 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, Chapter 35,[3]
      [] the porter at the rail-road had seen a scuffle; or when he found it was likely to bring him in as a witness, then it might not have been a scuffle, only a little larking []
  2. To frolic, engage in carefree adventure.
Derived terms
  • lark about
  • lark around
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “lark”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • Karl, Klar, Kral, klar

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