lecken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German lecchōn, from Proto-Germanic *likkōną, Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ-. Cognate with Dutch likken, English lick, Latin lingo, Ancient Greek λείχω (leikhō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛkŋ̩/, /ˈlɛkən/

Verb[edit]

lecken (third-person singular simple present leckt, past tense leckte, past participle geleckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to lick
    Der Hund leckte sein Fell. - The dog licked its fur.
  2. to leak (a liquid, such as water)
  3. to seep

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