Etymology 1From the northern form of sic (see sitch), from
. Cognate with Norwegian sik.
- A gutter or ditch; a small stream that frequently dries up
in the summer.
Etymology 2Variant of siche.
- To sigh or sob.
- Late C14: For his absence wepeth she and siketh — Geoffrey
Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales