Murk



[murk] /mɜrk/

noun
1.
darkness; gloom:
the murk of a foggy night.
adjective
2.
Archaic. dark; .
/mɜːk/
noun
1.
gloomy darkness
adjective
2.
an archaic variant of murky
/mɜːk/
verb (transitive) (slang)
1.
to murder (a person)
2.
to defeat (a team) convincingly
n

c.1300, myrke, from Old Norse myrkr “darkness,” from Proto-Germanic *merkwjo- (cf. Old English mirce “murky, black, dark; murkiness, darkness,” Danish mǿrk “darkness,” Old Saxon mirki “dark”); cognate with Old Church Slavonic mraku, Serbo-Croatian mrak, Russian mrak “darkness;” Lithuanian merkti “shut the eyes, blink,” from PIE *mer- “to flicker” (see morn). Murk Monday was long the name in Scotland for the great solar eclipse of March 29, 1652 (April 8, New Style).

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