Querk meaning

(intransitive) To grunt; moan.
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Origin of querk

From Middle English querken, from Old English *cwiercan, *cweorcan (“to throttle, smother”), from *cweorc (“throat”), from Proto-Germanic *kwerkō (“gullet, throat”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷergʷ-, *gʷerkʷ-, *gʷerw- (“throat, neck”). Cognate with North Frisian querke, quirke (“to querk”), Danish kværke (“to throttle, strangle, suffocate”), Icelandic kyrkja, kvirkja (“to throttle, strangle”), Latin gurguliō (“throat”). More at gurgle.