sark


sark

noun Scot. and North England.

  1. any long, shirtlike garment worn next to the skin, as a chemise, nightshirt, or the like.

noun

  1. one of the Channel Islands, E of Guernsey. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).

noun

  1. Scot a shirt or (formerly) chemise

noun

  1. an island in the English Channel in the Channel Islands, consisting of Great Sark and Little Sark, connected by an isthmus: ruled by a hereditary Seigneur or Dame. Pop: 591 (2000). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)French name: Sercq

n.“shirt, body garment of linen or cotton for either sex,” late Old English serc “shirt, corselet, coat of mail,” surviving as a Scottish and northern dialect word, from Old Norse serkr, cognate with Old English serk (see berserk). But Gordon lists it as a loan-word from Latin sarcia; other sources are silent on the point. Cf. also Lithuanian sarkas “shirt,” Old Church Slavonic sraka “tunic,” Russian soročka, Finnish sarkki “shirt,” all of which perhaps are from Germanic.

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