pech

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Scots pech, apparently of imitative origin.

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pech (third-person singular simple present pechs, present participle peching, simple past and past participle peched)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) To pant, to struggle for breath.
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 321:
      Then Chris saw Bruce, the porter, come in, with the mark on his jaw where his godfather hit him, then Leslie, the smith, paiching and sweating, he dropped his stick with an awful clatter.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 207:
      When Graham reached him, however, he felt so exhausted he could not immediately explain; he had to sit on the ground, peching like a seal.
    • 1994, James Kelman, How Late it Was, How Late:
      If he could just stop breathing and listen but he was peching too much from the climb.

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech

Noun[edit]

pech m

  1. (colloquial) bad luck

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  • pech in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pech in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech (pitch, tar), from Old High German peh, from Latin pīx. Cognate with Dutch pek, English pitch.

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Noun[edit]

pech m (uncountable)

  1. bad luck, bad karma

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech. [1]

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Noun[edit]

pech (plural pechek)

  1. bad luck, misfortune

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pech m

  1. bad luck, misfortune

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

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Verb[edit]

tae pech (third-person singular simple present pechs, present participle pechin, simple past pecht, past participle pecht)

  1. to pant, gasp for breath