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Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hīwiską, *hīwiskiją (household, family), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (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).

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NounEdit

hīwisc n

  1. household
  2. a hide (of land)

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The word survives in Modern English only as a placename found in a few parts of England.

  • English: Huish