Wark definition

(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Pain; ache.
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(obsolete, chiefly Scotland) A building.

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(intransitive) To be in pain; ache.
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Noun

Singular:
wark
Plural:
warks

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.

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  • From Middle English werken, warchen, from Old English wærcan (“to be in pain”). Cognate with Swedish värka (“to ache, pain”), Icelandic verkja (“to pain”). See above.

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  • See work.

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