Variant of week
- a period of seven days, esp. one beginning with Sunday and ending with Saturday
- a particular or specified week: Easter week, freshman week
- the hours or days of work in a seven-day period: to work a 40-hour week
Origin: Middle English weke from Old English wicu with lengthened and amp; lowered vowel, akin to German woche (OHG wohha) from Indo-European an unverified form weig-, to bend (see weak): basic sense “period of change”
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