berserk

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English[edit]

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A borrowing from Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur, Swedish bärsärk), probably from bjǫrn (bear) + serkr (coat), equivalent to bear +‎ sark (shirt).

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berserk (plural berserks)

  1. (historical) A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy; a berserker.

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berserk (comparative more berserk, superlative most berserk)

  1. Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.
    After seeing his sister stabbed to death, he went berserk and attacked the killer like a wild animal.
  2. Weird; bizarre.
    • 2017 June 26, Alexis Petridis, “Glastonbury 2017 verdict: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stormzy and more”, in the Guardian[1]:
      ...the writer conjured up a dystopian fantasy more berserk than anything you might find yourself listening to in the small hours at the Stone Circle.

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Noun[edit]

berserk m

  1. berserk

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur, Swedish bärsärk), probably from bjǫrn (bear) + serkr (coat).

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berserk m pers

  1. (mythology) berserk

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Further reading[edit]

  • berserk in Polish dictionaries at PWN