Wark definitions

(obsolete, chiefly Scotland) A building.

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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Pain; ache.
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(intransitive) To be in pain; ache.
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Origin of wark

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.