Wike vs Swike - What's the difference?

wike | swike |

As nouns the difference between wike and swike

is that wike is (obsolete|uk|dialect) a home; a dwelling while swike is (dialectal|chiefly|scotland) deceit; treachery.

As a verb swike is

(transitive|dialectal|or|obsolete) to deceive, cheat; betray.

As an adjective swike is

(dialectal|or|obsolete) deceitful; treacherous.




(en noun)
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) A home; a dwelling.
  • A temporary mark or boundary, such as a tree bough set up in marking out or dividing anything, such as tithes, swaths to be mowed in shared ground, etc.
  • (Webster 1913) ----




  • (transitive, dialectal, or, obsolete) To deceive, cheat; betray
  • (transitive, dialectal, or, obsolete) To stop, blin, cease
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) Deceitful; treacherous
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) Deceit; treachery
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) A deceiver; betrayer, traitor
  • * 1848 , Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings :
  • The Saxon Chronicle contradicts itself as to Algar's outlawry, stating in one passage that he was outlawed without any kind of guilt, and in another that he was outlawed as swike , or traitor, and that he made a confession of it before all the men there gathered.
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) A hiding place; den; cave