"the very thing," early 13c., from þe "the" (see the) + ilce "same" (see ilk).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for thilk

  • "Plym" is the swelling of wood when it is immersed in water; and "thilk," another Anglo-Saxon word, means thus or the same.

    A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs
  • This is thilk disciple that bereth witnessyng of these thingis, and wroot them.