wikke

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wicke, from Latin vicia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪ.kə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wik‧ke
  • Rhymes: -ɪkə

Noun[edit]

wikke f (plural wikken)

  1. vetch, leguminous plant of the genus Vicia

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an adjectival use of Old English wicca.

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Adjective[edit]

wikke (comparative wicker)

  1. evil, morally wrong, wicked
  2. sinful, depraved
  3. malicious, destructive
  4. harmful, damaging
  5. rowdy, fierce, fear-inducing
  6. harmful, injurious
  7. challenging, difficult
  8. bad, of poor quality
  9. deprived, miserly
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

wikke

  1. evil, badness
  2. challenge, hardness

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Adverb[edit]

wikke

  1. wickedly, evilly
  2. mightily

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