Word derivation for "fork" :
Basque = sardexka, Finnish = haarukka
Miresua = saruxka
This is the word for fork, the pronged eating utensil. Note that the X is pronounced like SH, as in Basque.
The word fork occurs in a continuation of a poem which is found in later editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon:
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl,