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  • n. A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy.
  • adj. Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.

Etymologies

Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur), probably from bjǫrn ‘bear’ + serkr ‘coat’. (Wiktionary)

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