Other Word Forms of Stirk
Origin of Stirk
From Middle English stirk, sterke, styrke, from Old English stÄ«rc, stȳrc, stȳric, stÄ«orc (“calf, a stirk, a young bullock or a heifer"), from Proto-Germanic *stiurikaz (“bullock"), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *steuraz (“steer"), equivalent to steer +"Ž -ock. Cognate with Middle Low German sterke (“stirk"), Middle Dutch stierick (“stirk"), German Sterk, Stärke, Stark (“stirk"). More at steer.
Middle English from Old English stīrc stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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