wic

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See also: WIC and wić

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīk-, from Latin vīcus (village), from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (village, household).

Cognate with Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos), Albanian vis (place, land, country), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs). Closer cognate with Old Frisian wīk, Old Saxon wīk, Dutch wijk, Old High German wīh (German Weichbild). Replaced earlier Proto-Germanic *wīhsą (village, settlement) of the same Proto-Indo-European root.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wīc n

  1. village
  2. wick, bay

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: wic, wike, wych

Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Witz.

Noun[edit]

wic m

  1. joke