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baresark

[bair-sahrk]
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noun
  1. Scandinavian Legend. a berserker.
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adverb
  1. without armor.
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Origin of baresark

1830–40; variant of berserk, as if bare1 + sark
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Historical Examples

  • "Thou art mad," yells the Baresark, and they are at it hard.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • He peered down this path, but he saw no Baresark, though it was worn by Baresark feet.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • "Then we go together," says Eric, but the Baresark does not heed.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Skallagrim, Baresark and outlaw as thou art, I take thee at thy word.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Then Gudruda bade the Baresark draw near and tell her his tale.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for baresark

baresark

noun
  1. another word for berserk (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C19: literally: bare shirt
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