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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sike, the northern form of Old English sīċ (see sitch) and also from Old Norse sík; both from Proto-Germanic *sīką (slow flowing water; trickle). Cognate with Norwegian sik. Compare Scots sheuch.

NounEdit

sike (plural sikes)

  1. (Scotland, Northumbria) A gutter or ditch; a small stream that frequently dries up in the summer.
    • A Scotch Winter Evening in 1512
      The wind made wave the red weed on the dike. bedoven in dank deep was every sike.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English siken, from Old English sīcan (to sigh), from Proto-Germanic *sīkaną (to sigh). Doublet of siche and sigh.

VerbEdit

sike (third-person singular simple present sikes, present participle siking, simple past and past participle siked)

  1. (archaic or Northern England) To sigh or sob.

NounEdit

sike (plural sikes)

  1. (archaic or Northern England) A sigh.

Etymology 3Edit

Variant of psych.

InterjectionEdit

sike

  1. (slang) Alternative form of psych

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ChuukeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Ziege.

NounEdit

sike

  1. goat

KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سِكَّة(sikka).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sike ?

  1. coin

ManchuEdit

RomanizationEdit

sike

  1. Romanization of ᠰᡳᡴᡝ

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

sike

  1. dative singular of sik