mirken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mirkenen, merknen, from Old Norse myrkna (to darken). Cognate with Icelandic myrkna (to darken), Swedish mörkna (to get dark, darken), Danish mørkne (to darken), equivalent to mirk +‎ -en. More at murk.

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

  1. (intransitive, Scotland, rare) To grow dark.

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