sark

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See also: Sark, särk, and şark

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sark, serk, serke, from Old English serc, syrc m; and syrce, sirce, serce f (sark, shirt, shift, smock, tunic, corselet, coat of mail), from Proto-Germanic *sarkiz (shirt, armour, hauberk), from Proto-Indo-European *swerg-, *swerk- (clothes worn outside), from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to arrange, tack, tie, unite). Cognate with Scots sark, serk (shirt, shift), North Frisian serk (shirt), Danish særk (gown, shirt), Swedish särk (shirt, chemise), Icelandic serkur (nightshirt).

Noun[edit]

sark (plural sarks)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England) A shirt.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sark (third-person singular simple present sarks, present participle sarking, simple past and past participle sarked)

  1. (transitive) To cover with sarking, or thin boards.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɒrk/
  • Hyphenation: sark

Noun[edit]

sark (plural sarkok)

  1. pole (an extreme point of an axis, e.g. magnetically or geographically)

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian zerke. Cognates include Mooring North Frisian schörk and West Frisian tsjerke.

Noun[edit]

sark f (plural sarken)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) church
    At St. Clemens sark as en sark uun Neebel üüb Oomram.
    Saint Clement's Church is a church in Nebel on Amrum.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English serc, syrc, from Germanic.

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Noun[edit]

sark (plural sarks)

  1. a man's shirt
  2. a woman's shift or chemise

Derived terms[edit]

  • cutty sark (short chemise or undergarment)
  • sarkfu (shirtful)
  • sarkin (coarse linen for shirts; roof boarding)

Verb[edit]

tae sark (third-person singular simple present sarks, present participle sarkin, simple past sarkit, past participle sarkit)

  1. to clothe in or provide with a shirt
  2. to cover the rafters of a roof with wooden boards, line a roof with wood for the slates to be nailed on

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Noun[edit]

sark (plural sarks)

  1. coffin

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