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English

Etymology

Shortening of periwig, itself an alteration of French perruque.

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Homophones

Noun

Singular
wig

Plural
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  1. A head of real or synthetic hair worn on the head to disguise baldness; for cultural or religious reasons; for fashion; or by actors to help them resemble the character they are portraying.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wig

Third person singular
wigg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to wig (third-person singular simple present wigg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To put on a wig; to provide with a wig (especially of an actor etc.).
  2. (colloquial) To upbraid, reprimand.
  3. (colloquial) To become very excitable or emotional; to lose control of one's emotions.

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Dutch

Noun

wig m. and f. (plural wiggen, diminutive wiggetje)

  1. wedge

Old English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *wig-, from Proto-Indo-European *weik-. Cognate with Old Frisian wig, Old Saxon wig, Old High German wīc, Old Norse víg. The IE root is also the source of Latin vincō, Welsh gwychr, Russian век (vek), Lithuanian veĩkti.

Noun

wīġ n.

  1. war, battle
    Oft ic wig seo, frecne feohtan: often I see war, brave men fighting. (AS Riddles)
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative wīġ wīġ
accusative wīġ wīġ
genitive wīges wīga
dative wīge wīgum


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Etymology 2

Variant of weoh.

Noun

wīġ m.

  1. idol

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