DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wijc, from Old Dutch *wīk, from Proto-Germanic *wīkō, from Latin vīcus (hamlet, village, neighborhood), from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (village, household). Cognate with English wick, -wich, -wick, archaic German Weich- in Weichbild (municipal area). Compare Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs), from Proto-Germanic *wīhsą (village, settlement) of the same Proto-Indo-European root.

NounEdit

wijk f or m (plural wijken, diminutive wijkje n)

  1. neighborhood
  2. district
Derived termsEdit

- general:

- persons:

- locations:

- services:

- toponyms:

DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: wyk

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch wijc (canal). Related to wijken, wik, Old English wīc, Old Norse vík.

NounEdit

wijk f or m (plural wijken, diminutive wijkje n)

  1. Secondary canal in a turf extraction area.
Derived termsEdit

- in toponyms:

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

wijk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wijken
  2. imperative of wijken