bach

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See also: Bach, bac̱h, and bạch

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probable shortening of bachelor

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bach (plural baches)

  1. (New Zealand, northern) A holiday home, usually small and near the beach, often with only one or two rooms and of simple construction.

Synonyms[edit]

  • crib (New Zealand)

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Verb[edit]

bach (third-person singular simple present baches, present participle baching, simple past and past participle bached)

  1. (US) To live apart from women, as with the period when a divorce is in progress (compare bachelor pad).

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Irish beag.

Adjective[edit]

bach m & f (plural bach, equative bached, comparative llai, superlative lleiaf)

  1. small, little
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bach fach mach unchanged
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Welsh bach, from Proto-Celtic *bacc, from Proto-Indo-European *bak-.

Noun[edit]

bach m, f (plural bachau)

  1. hook
  2. bend, corner
  3. hinge
  4. bracket
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bach fach mach unchanged
Derived terms[edit]