mirken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mirk +‎ -en, or perhaps from Middle English *mirknen, *merknen, from Old Norse myrkna (to darken), cognate with Icelandic myrkna (to darken), Swedish mörkna (to get dark, darken), Danish mørkne (to darken). More at murk.

Verb[edit]

mirken (third-person singular simple present mirkens, present participle mirkening, simple past and past participle mirkened)

  1. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To grow dark.