wark

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English werk, warch, from Old English wærc, wræc (pain, suffering, anguish), from Proto-Germanic *warkiz (pain), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ-, *wreǵ- (to work, act). Cognate with Swedish värk (ache, pain), Icelandic verkur (pain). Related to work.

Noun[edit]

wark (plural warks)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Pain; ache.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English werken, warchen, from Old English wærcan (to be in pain). Cognate with Swedish värka (to ache, pain), Icelandic verkja (to pain). See above.

Verb[edit]

wark (third-person singular simple present warks, present participle warking, simple past and past participle warked)

  1. (intransitive) To be in pain; ache.

Etymology 3[edit]

See work.

Noun[edit]

wark (plural warks)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly Scotland) A building.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Kashubian[edit]

Noun[edit]

wark m

  1. business
  2. profession

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

wark (plural warks)

  1. work