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Definition bark

Etymology 1

From Middle English barken, berken, borken, from Old English beorcan (“to bark”), from the Proto-Germanic *berkan? (“to bark, rumble”), from Proto-Indo-European *b?ereg- (“to make a noise, growl, bark”), from *b?er- (“to drone, hum, buzz”). Cognate with Icelandic berkja (“to bark, bluster”), Icelandic barki (“throat, windpipe”), dialectal Lithuanian burg??ti (“to growl, grumble, grouch, quarrel”), Serbo-Croatian brgljati (“to murmur”). For the noun, compare Old English beorc, bearce (“barking”).