Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A servant; man.

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  • noun obsolete A servant.

Etymologies

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Old English scealc, from Proto-Germanic *skalkaz. Cognate with German Schalk ("rogue"), Old Norse skálkr ("servant, rogue") ( > Danish and Swedish skalk), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌻𐌺𐍃 (skalks, "servant").

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