murk

murk (n) c.1300, myrke, from O.N. myrkr "darkness," from P.Gmc. *merkwjo- (Cf. O.E. mirce "murky, black, dark; murkiness, darkness," Dan. mЗїrk "darkness," O.S. mirki "dark"); cognate with O.C.S. mraku, Serbo-Croatian mrak, Russian mrak "darkness;" Lith. merkti "shut the eyes, blink," from PIE *mer- "to flicker" (see MORN (Cf. morn)). Murk Monday was long the name in Scotland for the great solar eclipse of March 29, 1652 (April 8, New Style).

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