Origin of ichShort for New Latin Ichthyophthīrius genus name ichthyo- Greek phtheir louse
- 1561, John Awdelay, The fraternitye of vacabondes:
- My maysters, ich am an old man, and halfe blinde, [...]
- 1568, Thomas Howell, Arbor of Amitie:
- With cap and knee, ich will serve thee, what should ich more declare.
- 1645, Thomas Davies, The Somersetshire Man's Complaint:
- Dost thinke 'chill labor to be poore, No no, ich haue a-doe..Ich will a plundering too.
- 1706, Edward Phillips, The New World of English Words:
- Ich, a Word us'd for I in the Western Parts of England.
Ich was the form of I found in the dialects of the West Country, West Midlands, and Kent. It began to disappear from written English with the onset of the Chancery Standard in the 15th century, yet continued to see limited use through the middle of the 19th century.
The Northern dialectal form, ik (which derives from the same Old English root), likewise disappeared from writing with the onset of the Chancery Standard in the 15th century.
- (ichthyology) Ichthyophthiriasis, a parasitic infection of freshwater fish caused by the ciliate Ichthyophthirius.
Clipping of ichthyophthiriasis.