kevin wooldridge wrote:
> But couldn't 'wic' also come from the Scandinavian denoting 'a
> settlement at the end of a long inlet' (hence the later wic-ings or
> vikings). Surely, a settlement at the end of a long inlet perfectly
> describes Hamwic, Londonwic, Ipswich, Norwich
No - definitely not. ON 'vik' is rare in English place-names.