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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English skriken, a borrowing from Old Norse skríkja (to scream) (compare Old English sċrīċ, sċrēċ > English shriek/screech), literally "bird with a shrill call," referring to a thrush, possibly imitative of its call. Attested from c 1573.

VerbEdit

skrike (third-person singular simple present skrikes, present participle skriking, simple past and past participle skriked)

  1. (Britain, regional) To cry, sob, cry out or yell; to scream. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    • Alan Garner, Red Shift
      It's not as if you're skriking brats.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English skrike, scryke (also skryche, schryke, shryke). Cognate with Old Frisian skrichte, Middle Low German schrichte.

NounEdit

skrike (plural skrikes)

  1. (Britain, regional) A cry or scream.
    • c 1573, attested by J. Raine
      at what tyme the said Herrison wyfe gave a skrike.
    • 1824, Allan's Tynside Songs, p. 182
      Aw gav a skrike.
  2. (Britain, dialect) The missel thrush.

ReferencesEdit

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press.
  • A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, J. R. Clark Hall, 1984, University of Toronto Press.
  • Journal of English and Germanic Philology: Volume 29, 1930, Univeristy of Illinois Press.
  • 'Scric', Etymonline.com.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Imitative of the sound (lydord)

VerbEdit

skrike (imperative skrik, present tense skriker, passive skrikes, simple past skrek or skreik, past participle skreket, present participle skrikende)

  1. to scream, shout, cry out

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