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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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