Origin of berserk
SYNONYMS FOR berserk
Related formsber·serk·ly, adverbber·serk·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for berserk
What we are seeing is the good, old American Berserk in action.
There the berserk Hake came against him with thirty men, and they fought.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
He broke savagely through the brush in the direction of the sound, whistling shrilly as he ran, his fear drowned in berserk rage.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
So saying, Erling gagged the berserk (who looked dreadfully sulky) with a strip of sailcloth.Erling the Bold|R.M. Ballantyne
Berserk was famed for the reckless fury with which he fought, always going into battle without armour.
Compare the Berserk ‘coal-biters’ in the saga of Egil, and the Huron coal-biter in the preceding essay.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang