EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

NounEdit

wark (plural warks)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Pain; ache.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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.

VerbEdit

wark (third-person singular simple present warks, present participle warking, simple past and past participle warked)

  1. (intransitive) To be in pain; ache.

Etymology 3Edit

See work.

NounEdit

wark (plural warks)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly Scotland) A building.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

KashubianEdit

NounEdit

wark m

  1. business
  2. profession

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

wark (plural warks)

  1. work
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