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GenderFeminine
UsageCzech

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the other women slew them.

Categories

legend, murderers, uncertain etymology
Entry added before February 12, 2007   Contribute