hiwisc

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hīwiską, *hīwiskiją (household, family), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱei- (to lie with, store, be familiar). Cognate with Old Frisian hīskithe (household unit, household), Old High German hīwiski (household, family), Old Norse hýski (domestic unit, household).

NounEdit

hīwisc n

  1. household
  2. a hide (of land)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • hīwisclīċe
Last modified on 30 August 2013, at 15:17