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baresark

[ bair-sahrk ]

noun

  1. Scandinavian Legend. a berserker.


adverb

  1. without armor.

baresark

/ ˈbɛəˌsɑːk /

noun

  1. another word for berserk


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Word History and Origins

Origin of baresark1

1830–40; variant of berserk, as if bare 1 + sark

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Word History and Origins

Origin of baresark1

C19: literally: bare shirt

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Example Sentences

A baresark he was, with the strength of seven men, and so defended by magic that on him no steel might bite.

Then Grani said: "He who goes against the baresark will die swiftest, therefore I am willing to go myself."

Rolf showed him his quiver, and the baresark touched the point of each arrow with his finger.

In the eye it struck him, and pierced to the brain; down fell the baresark, and died before he reached the ground.

Next Frodi pitched the other baresark clean across the circle against the men at the other side; two fell at once.

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