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murk

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or mirk

[ murk ]
/ mɜrk /
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noun
darkness; gloom: the murk of a foggy night.
adjective
Archaic. dark; murky.
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Origin of murk

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First recorded before 900; Middle English mirke, myrke, from Old Norse myrkr “dark, darkness,” replacing Old English myrce “dark”

Other definitions for murk (2 of 2)

murk2
[ murk ]
/ mɜrk /

verb (used with object)
Slang. a variant of merk1.
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British Dictionary definitions for murk (1 of 2)

murk1

mirk

/ (mɜːk) /

noun
gloomy darkness
adjective
an archaic variant of murky

Word Origin for murk

C13: probably from Old Norse myrkr darkness; compare Old English mirce dark

British Dictionary definitions for murk (2 of 2)

murk2
/ (mɜːk) /

verb (tr) slang
to murder (a person)
to defeat (a team) convincingly

Word Origin for murk

C20: of unknown origin
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