Turkish pronunciation lärk
Etymology [ 'lärk ] (noun.) before 12th century. From late Old English lagerce, from earlier lawerce, from a Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cognates include Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse (lævirik) forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no preserved folk tale that ties into this theory.