French name: Sercq an island in the English Channel in the Channel Islands, consisting of Great Sark and Little Sark, connected by an isthmus: ruled by a hereditary Seigneur or Dame. Pop: 591 (2000). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)
"shirt," late O.E. serc, surviving as a Scottish and northern dialect word, from O.N. serkr, cognate with O.E. serk (see berserk). Cf. also Lith. sarkas "shirt," O.C.S. sraka "tunic," Rus. sorocka, Finn. sarkki "shirt," which are perhaps from Gmc.