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[sahyk, sik] /saɪk, sɪk/
noun, Scot. and North England
a small stream.
a gully or ditch, especially one that fills with water after a heavy rain.
Also, syke.
Origin of sike
1300-50; Middle English < Old Norse sīk small stream, ditch, pond, cognate with Old English sīc (now sitch) rill, Middle Low German sīk puddle; akin to Old High German seih urine, Old English sicerian to ooze Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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also syke, "small stream," a Scottish and Northern word, from Old English sic or cognate Old Norse sik "a ditch, trench."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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