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From Old English wic. See wick ‎(village).


wike ‎(plural wikes)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A home; a dwelling.
  2. A temporary mark or boundary, such as a tree bough set up in marking out or dividing anything, such as tithes, swaths to be mowed in shared ground, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

West Frisian[edit]


From Old Frisian wike, from Proto-Germanic *wikǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *weig-, *weik- ‎(to bend, wind, turn, yield). Compare English and Dutch week, German Woche.


wike c ‎(plural wiken)

  1. week