wic

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Germanic *wīk-, from Latin vicus (village), from Proto-Indo-European *wéyḱs (village, household). Cognate with Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos), Albanian vis (place, land, country), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs). Closer cognate with Old Frisian wīk, Old Saxon wik, 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]

wīċ f

  1. settlement, village, dwelling
  2. wick, bay

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