Definitions

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  • n. A type of soapstone lamp used by the Inuit, a qulliq.

Etymologies

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From a variant form of Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᖁᓪᓕᖅ (qulliq), or else a variant of qulliq which developed after that word's borrowing into English.

Examples

  • Canadian English, naturally enough, contains a few, familiarity with which varies greatly even among Canadians; komatik, kudlik, mukluk, muktuk, and ooloo, all of them man-made, unlike that curious upheaval of Arctic ice called a pingo.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

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