Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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, German Weich- in dated Weichbild (municipal area). Compare Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs), from Proto-Germanic *wīhsą (village, settlement) of the same Proto-Indo-European root.

Noun edit

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

  1. neighborhood
  2. district
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  • Afrikaans: wyk

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch wijc (canal), from Old Dutch *wīk, *wīka (in placenames), from Proto-West Germanic *wīku, from Proto-Germanic *wīkō (inlet, bay).

Related to wijken, wik, Old English wīc, Old Norse vík.

Noun edit

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

  1. Secondary canal in a turf extraction area.
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- in toponyms:

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit


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