See also: Birk

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English birk, birke, byrke, a northern variant of Middle English birche (birch). More at birch. (tree): Cognate with Scots birk.

NounEdit

birk (plural birks)

  1. (Northern English) A birch tree.
  2. A Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus, syn. Leuciscus phoxinus).

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

birk (plural birks)

  1. (Britain, slang) Alternative spelling of berk

ReferencesEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

birk

  1. Alternative form of birche

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English birce or bierċe. Cognate with Middle English birch and Northern Middle English birk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

birk (plural birks)

  1. A birch tree.
    • 1792, Robert Burns, The lea-rig:
      Down by the burn where scented birks / Wi' dew are hangin clear, my jo
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived termsEdit