what is difference between berserk and berserker
- beresque (Australian, jocular)
A borrowing from Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur, Swedish bärsärk), probably from bjǫrn (“bear”) + serkr (“coat”) but perhaps instead from berr (“bare, naked”) + serkr (“coat”)
- IPA(key): /bə(ɹ)ˈzɜː(ɹ)k/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)k
berserk (plural berserks)
- (historical) A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy; a berserker.
berserk (comparative more berserk, superlative most berserk)
- Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.
- Weird; bizarre.
- berserk at OneLook Dictionary Search
- berserk, berserker, beserk at Google Ngram Viewer
- IPA(key): [ˈbɛrsɛrk]
- berserk in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- berserk in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From Old Norse berserkr.
- IPA(key): /bɛʁ.zɛʁk/
berserk m (plural berserks)
- (historical) berserk, berserker (frenzied Norse warrior)
From Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur, Swedish bärsärk), probably from bjǫrn (“bear”) + serkr (“coat”).
- IPA(key): /ˈbɛr.sɛrk/
berserk m pers
- (mythology) berserk
- berserk in Polish dictionaries at PWN
Introduced in English with the spelling berserkar by Walter Scott in his 1822 novel The Pirate from Old Norse berserkr. The science fiction sense was coined by Fred Saberhagen in 1963 in his Berserker series.
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)kə(ɹ)
berserker (plural berserkers)
- A berserk (a crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy).
- One who fights as if frenzied, like a berserker.
- (science fiction) A type of von Neumann probe whose mission is to exterminate alien lifeforms.