slike

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sliken, from Old English *slīcan (to crawl, slink), from Proto-Germanic *slīkaną (to creep, crawl), from Proto-Indo-European *sleyg-, *sleyǵ- (to glide, smooth, spread). Cognate with Low German slīken (to slink, crawl), German schleichen (to creep, crawl, slink, sneak), Old English slīcian (to make sleek, slick, smooth, or glossy). Related to sleek, slick, slitch, sleech, sludge.

Verb[edit]

slike (third-person singular simple present slikes, present participle sliking, simple past and past participle sliked)

  1. (intransitive) To crawl; creep; slide.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English slikien, from Old English slīcian (to make sleek, slick, smooth, or glossy). See above.

Verb[edit]

slike (third-person singular simple present slikes, present participle sliking, simple past and past participle sliked)

  1. (transitive) To make sleek or smooth.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English *slīken, from Old English slīcan (to strike), from Proto-Germanic *slīkaną (to hew, hammer, strike), from Proto-Indo-European *sleig-, *sleiǵ- (to beat). Cognate with Old Frisian slēc (a shock, blow), Middle Low German slīken (to beat), Old English slīc (beater, hammer, mallet), Latin ligō, ligōnis (hoe, mattock).

Verb[edit]

slike (third-person singular simple present slikes, present participle sliking, simple past and past participle sliked)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To rend asunder; cleave.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Determiner[edit]

slike pl

  1. plural form of slik