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See also: ick
- Obsolete form of -ic.
- Generally, the k fell out of use by the end of the 19th century, with a few exceptions, such as magick and mystick). However, -k- exists in derived terms ending in -ed, -er and -ing to clarify that the pronunciation does not sound as s (e.g. "trafficking", "panicked").
terms related to the suffix -ick