weke

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

weke

  1. plural of week

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːkə

Adjective[edit]

weke

  1. Inflected form of week

Verb[edit]

weke

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of wijken

Verb[edit]

weke

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of weken

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wika, from Proto-West Germanic *wikā.

Noun[edit]

wēke f

  1. week

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: week
    • Afrikaans: week
    • Berbice Creole Dutch: weki
    • Jersey Dutch: wêk
    • Negerhollands: week
    • Arawak: wiki
    • ? Sranan Tongo: wiki
  • Limburgish: waek

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English wiċe, wucu; from Proto-West Germanic *wikā, from Proto-Germanic *wikǭ.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (mainly Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈwik(ə)/, /ˈwuk(ə)/
  • IPA(key): /ˈweːk(ə)/, /ˈwoːk(ə)/

Noun[edit]

weke (plural wekes or weken)

  1. week (a duration of seven days from Sunday to Saturday; a calendar week)
  2. week (any duration of (around) seven days)
  3. (six-day) workweek (a duration of six days from Monday to Saturday)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English wēoce[1], from Proto-West Germanic *weukā (flax bundle, wick), from Proto-Indo-European *weg- (to weave),[2] see also West Frisian wjok, wjuk (wing), Dutch wiek (wing; propeller, blade; wick), German Wieche (wisp; wick).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈweːk(ə)/, /ˈwik(ə)/

Noun[edit]

weke

  1. A candlewick or wick.
  2. The cord or rope used to create wicks; wicking.
  3. Wicking used in medical contexts (e.g. as a bandage).
  4. A kind of low-quality textile.
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]
  1. ^ wẹ̄̆k(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ Guus Kroonen, The Proto-Germanic n-stems: A study in diachronic morphophonology (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011), 160–1.

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse vǫkva (moisture), from vǫkr (wet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

weke

  1. (rare) wetness
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Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

weke

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of quyk

Etymology 5[edit]

Adjective[edit]

weke

  1. Alternative form of weyk