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English

WOTD – 31 December 2006

Etymology

1995.[1] Abbreviated from WikiWikiWeb, from Hawaiian wikiwiki (quick) + English web.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: wĭʹkē, wēʹkē, IPA(key): /ˈwɪki/, /ˈwiːki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪki, -iːki
  • Homophones: wicky, weaky

Noun

wiki (plural wikis)

  1. A collaborative website which can be directly edited merely by using a web browser, often by anyone with access to it.

Translations

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Verb

wiki (third-person singular simple present wikis, present participle wikiing, simple past and past participle wikied)

  1. (transitive) To research on Wikipedia or some similar wiki.
    To get an understanding of the topics, he quickly went online and wikied each one.
    • 2008 December 1, GeekDad, “Son of a Geek: Comics and Growing Up the DC Way”, in Wired News:
      I tore through his collection wikiing any plot points that I missed learning the importance of the players of the DC universe
    • 2009 June 18, Lizz Holmans, “Janus”, in uk.rec.sheds, Usenet[2]:
      Her English is no better than my Portuguese, but I wikied 'influenza' in Portuguese and it came up with 'gripe'
    • 2010, Noemi Gonzalez, Journey, page 65:
      I did research on the internet and found out so. I “wikied” it.
  2. (intransitive) To conduct research on a wiki.
  3. (intransitive) To contribute to a wiki.
    • 2006, Deptford Tv, Deptford.TV Diaries, page 73:
      Blogging, wiki-ing, coding are all activities that generate authorial product.
    • 2007, Dan Woods, Wikis for dummies, page 17:
      The best way to start wiki-ing is to find an existing wiki (that is, a hosted wiki) and start adding to it.
    • 2008, Robert E. Cummings; Matt Barton, Wiki writing: collaborative learning in the college classroom, page 46:
      For example, blog and wiki software can be used to support all sorts of activities that are not commonly associated with the activities of “blogging” or “wikiing.” This includes activities like sharing syllabi, publishing announcements
  4. (transitive) To participate in the wiki-based production of.
    • 2009 October 19, “Cooking Consensus: Will Wiki Work in the Kitchen?”, in Time[3]:
      The history of wikied novels isn't pretty (Penguin Books never published the gobbledygook that was "A Million Penguins"), and no one has dared wiki a jazz song.

Translations

References

  • wiki” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • "wiki" in the Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.6), Lexico Publishing Group, 2003-2005.
  • Notes:
  1. ^ Cunningham, Ward (2005), “Correspondence on the Etymology of Wiki”, in Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.[1], retrieved 28 February 2010

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Noun

wiki c ( singular definite wikien, plural indefinite wikier)

  1. A wiki.

Inflection

Derived terms

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋiki/
  • (file)

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Noun

wiki m (plural wiki's, diminutive wikietje n)

  1. wiki

Derived terms

  • wikiën

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Noun

wiki m (plural wikis)

  1. wiki

Derived terms

Anagrams


Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *witi (note: only attested in Central-Eastern Polynesian).[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈviki]

Verb

wiki

  1. (stative) hasten, speed up.
  2. (stative) be swift, speedy, quick.

Derived terms

References

  • “wiki” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986
  1. ^ POLLEX entry

Kokota

Etymology

Borrowing from English week.

Noun

wiki

  1. week
    palu wiki : two weeks

References

  • Bill Palmer, Kokota Grammar, page 380 (ISBN 0824832515)

Limburgish

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwi˦kə˧/, /ˈwi˦ki˨/

Noun

wiki

  1. wiki

Lower Sorbian

1. wiki

Etymology

Borrowing from Middle Low German wīk, from Latin vicus.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʲikʲi/

Noun

wiki pl (plurale tantum) (plural only)

  1. (literary, commerce) market
    Stwórtk su pśecej wiki.
    The market is always [open] on Thursdays.
    • 1998, Erwin Hannusch, chapter 1, Niedersorbisch praktisch und verständlich, Bautzen: Domowina Verlag, ISBN 3-7420-1667-9, page 20:
      Tšochu dalej su Stare wiki.
      Somewhat further on is the Old Market.
  2. town square

Declension

Derived terms

  • konjece wiki
  • pjenjezne wiki
  • wikowanišćo
  • wjelike wiki

References

  • Starosta, Manfred: Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik, Ludowe nakładnistwo Domowina, Budyšyn, 1999., ISBN 3-7420-1096-4
  • Šwjela, Bogumil: Dolnoserbsko-němski słownik, Ludowe nakładnistwo Domowina, Budyšyn, 1963., p. 451.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Bartels, Hauke (2009). "Lower Sorbian vocabulary". In Haspelmath, Martin; Tadmor, Uri. World Loanword Database. Munich: Max Planck Digital Library. Retrieved 2011-04-13.

Norwegian

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki, from Hawaiian wikiwiki (quick).

Pronunciation

Noun

wiki m

  1. A wiki.

Inflection

Derived terms

  • wikifisere

Portuguese

Noun

wiki f or m (less common) (plural wikis)

  1. wiki (website allowing collaborative editing of content)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwi.ki/, /ˈɡwi.ki/

Noun

wiki m, f (plural wikis)

  1. wiki

Swahili

Etymology

Borrowing from English week.

Noun

wiki (n class, plural wiki)

  1. a week

Synonyms


Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from English wiki.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /viːkɪ/, /vɪkɪ/, /wiːkɪ/, /wɪkɪ/

Noun

wiki c

  1. wiki.

Declension

The plurals are not agreed upon, other words for the indefinite plural nominative presently in use include wikier, wikis, wikisar, wikior, wikiar, wiki etc.


Tocharian A

Etymology

From a hypothetical Proto-Indo-European *w'īkän (compare Tocharian B ikäṃ), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥t or *h₁wih₁ḱm̥ti, *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti

Numeral

wiki

  1. (cardinal) twenty

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvici/
  • Hyphenation: wi‧ki

Noun

wiki (definite accusative wikiyi, plural wikiler)

  1. wiki

Declension