Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your go-to guide to problems in English. Inherited from Northern Middle English whyk (Southern Quyk), Old English cwic (« alive »); similar to an archaic sense of fasting (« endowed with life; with a high level of power, energy or activity ») and accelerate (« come to life »), to which it is linked. It became a « dairy farm » around the 13th or 14th century; for example, Gatwick (« goat farm »). Related languages include Old High German wîch, wih (« village »), German Weichbild (« municipal area »), Dutch wijk (« district, district »), Old Frisian wik, Old Saxon wic (« village ») and Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, « house »), from which the English eco-. Duplicata de vicus et vicus. Middle English weke, wicke, Old English wÄoce; Similar to Old High German Wiohha Wick, Middle Irish figid er weaving Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! From Old Middle English wik, wich (« village, hamlet, town »); Old English wīc (« residence, place of residence »); Germanic borrowing from Latin vīcus (« village, domain ») (see surroundings). From Old High German (*)wīd, northern variant of wīt, from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz. The word has undergone regular riparian velarization -īd- → -igd- → -ig-. Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app.
From Old Norse vik, from víkja (« move, bend, bend »).