- darkness; gloom: the murk of a foggy night.
- Archaic. dark; murky.
Origin of murk
Examples from the Web for murks
Tyndall records that he once staggered out of the murks and disease of London, fearing that his lifework was done.Among the Forces
Henry White Warren
- gloomy darkness
- an archaic variant of murky
- to murder (a person)
- to defeat (a team) convincingly
Word Origin and History for murks
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).