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.
(third-person singular simple present warks, present participle warking, simple past and past participle warked)
- (obsolete, chiefly Scotland) A building.