A note on ‘park’

Middle English park, blend of Middle English parrokparroke “enclosed space” (from Old English pearroc “enclosure”) and Old French parc, of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic*parruk (“fence; enclosed tract of land”). Akin to Old English pearrucpearroc “enclosure, enclosed land; fence” (English paddock), Old High German pfarrih “fencing about, enclosure” (German Pferch “enclosure for sheep, sheepfold”), Middle Low German perk “park”, Dutch park. More at paddock

 

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