ich

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See also: Ich and ICH

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ich, from Old English (I, pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *ek (I, pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ (I). See also ch-, I.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. (personal, obsolete) I.
    • 1529, John Skelton, Elynour Rummyng:
      "Behold," she sayd, "and se How bright I am of ble! Ich am not cast away, That can my husband say, [...]"
    • 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.

Usage notes[edit]

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.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of ichthyophthiriasis.

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Noun[edit]

ich (uncountable)

  1. (ichthyology) Ichthyophthiriasis, a parasitic infection of freshwater fish caused by the ciliate Ichthyophthirius.
    • 1996, Edward J. Noga, Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, Iowa State University Press (2000), ISBN 0-8138-2558-X, page 95:
      Ich is one of the most common diseases of freshwater fish.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German ich.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. I

Declension[edit]


Crimean Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ik, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. I
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Ich malthata. Ego dico.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ich, from Old High German ih, from Proto-Germanic *ek, *ik, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. I

Inflection[edit]

In contemporary German, the genitive forms of personal pronouns are restricted to formal style and are unfrequent even there. They may be used

  • for the genitive object still found in a handful of verbs: Er erbarmte sich meiner. – "He had mercy on me". (Colloquially one would either use the dative case, or a prepositional object, or replace the verb with another.)
  • after the preposition statt ("instead of, in place of"): Er kam statt meiner in die Mannschaft. – "He joined the team in my place." This sounds antiquated, and an meiner Statt or an meiner Stelle is preferable (in which case meiner is not a genitive, but a form of the possessive determiner mein).

External links[edit]

  • ich in Duden online

Limburgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ih, from Proto-Germanic *ek, *ik.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (most dialects) IPA(key): [ɪx]
  • (Maastrict) IPA(key): [ix]

Pronoun[edit]

ich (personal)

  1. I

Inflection[edit]

Singular Dual Plural
nominative ich, 'ch weet weer, v'r
genitive miener, miens ózzer ózzer
locative miches ózzes ózzes
dative[* 1] mir ós ós
accusative mich ós ós
  1. ^ Dative is nowadays obsolete, use accusative instead.

Luo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ich

  1. stomach

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English (I, pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *ek (I, pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *egom (I), *éǵh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. The Southern and sometimes Midland dialectic form of I, in Early English, corresponding to ik of the Northern dialect.

Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ih, from Proto-Germanic *ek, *ik.

Pronoun[edit]

ich

  1. (personal) I

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Polish[edit]

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ich

  1. genitive of oni; them
  2. personal masculine accusative of oni; them

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Slovak[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ich

(The genitive plural and accusative plural of on (he), ona (she), and one (it).)
  1. (possessive) their, theirs
  2. them

Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

ich (plural icho’ob)

  1. (anatomy) eye
  2. face
  3. fruit