- Negerhollands: wigtig
From the same root as Gewicht (“weight”), thus pertaining to wiegen (“to weigh”). See also gewichtig, a (formal or elevated) synonym of wichtig. Weight is often used as a metaphor for importance; compare German schwerwiegend (“serious, grave”), as well as English weighty, heavy.
- (northern Germany) IPA(key): /ˈvɪçtɪç/
- (Sachsen, Rheinland) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʃtɪʃ/
- (southern Germany, Austria) IPA(key): /ˈvɪçtɪk/
- Rhymes: -ɪçtɪç