wig-

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See also: wig, WIG, and wīġ-

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *wíha-, *wīgá- (holy, consecrated). Akin to Old English wīh, wīġ, wēoh "image, idol", Old Saxon wīh- "holy", Old High German wīh, wīhi "holy" (German Weihnachten "Holy Night, Christmas"), Old Norse "holy", Gothic wihs "holy", Dutch wij "holy" (wijwater, gewijd).

Prefix[edit]

wīġ-

  1. holy, consecrated; idol-
    wīġġield "idol"
    wīġweorþung "idol-worship"
    wiġle "divination"
    wīġbed, wēofod "altar"