or syke

[ sahyk ]
/ saɪk /

noun Scot. and North England.

a small stream.
a gully or ditch, especially one that fills with water after a heavy rain.

Origin of sike

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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