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Middle English querkenen; akin to Old Frisian querka, quertza to choke, Middle Low German querken, Old Norse kyrkja, kvirkja; denominatives from the root of Old Norse kverk throat
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“Querken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/querken. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.
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