lark [-s, -'s] n

OE láferce; NW says may coincide with Dan. lover, to praise, sing, or cry out.

  1. Bird of genus Alauda which flies extremely high yet builds its nest on the ground; bird that sings a beautiful song early in the morning.
  2. [Fig.] Savior; Jesus Christ; atoning one; one who sacrificed his own life to make forgiveness for sins possible; he who descended below and ascended above all things.