Borrowed from Middle Low German barke (“shallow wide boat, usually flat-bottomed”), from Middle Dutch barke, from Middle French barque, from Old Occitan barca, from Late Latin barca, from Vulgar Latin *bārica, from Latin bāris (“Egyptian shallow wide flat-bottomed river boat”), from Ancient Greek βᾶρις (bâris), from Demotic br, from Egyptian bꜣjr, further origin uncertain.
Attested since the 14th-15th centuries (Novgorod 4th chronicle).
- kind of a barge, specifically a wooden flat-bottomed river boat, usually undecked
- genitive singular of
- ба́ржа (bárža)
ба̑рка f (Latin spelling bȃrka)
- boat (especially at the Adriatic)
- “барка” in Hrvatski jezični portal