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Berserʹker

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Grandson of the eight-handed Starkaʹder and the beautiful Alfhilde, called bær-serce (bare of mail) because he went into battle unharnessed. Hence, any man with the fighting fever on him.

“You say that I am berserker. And … baresark I go to-morrow to the war.”—Rev. C. Kingsley: Hereward the Wake.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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