sike

sike

[sahyk, sik]
noun Scot. and North England.
1.
a small stream.
2.
a gully or ditch, especially one that fills with water after a heavy rain.
Also, syke.


Origin:
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

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