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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