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Old English wīc ‎(abode, dwelling-place), an early borrowing from Latin vicus ‎(village), from Proto-Indo-European *wéyḱs ‎(village, household). Latin cognate to Gothic weihs ‎(weihs), Old High German wih ‎(village, settlement), from Proto-Germanic *wīhsą ‎(village, settlement) of the same Proto-Indo-European root. Cognate to Dutch wijk, and may replace it in borrowings.



  1. in placenames, “village, settlement, hamlet”

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