Buch

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See also: buch, búch, and büch

Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German būh.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bouch (Moselle Franconian)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Buch m (plural Büch, diminutive Büchelche)

  1. (Ripuarian) belly; abdomen; stomach
    Wa’ mer nüß em Buch hät, ka’ mer net ärbeede, on wa’ mer jrad jäße hät, moss mer sich irsch ens henläje.
    When one has nothing in one’s stomach, one cannot work, and when one has just eaten, one must first lie down a bit.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German buoh, from Proto-Germanic *bōks.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Booch (Ripuarian; northern Moselle Franconian)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Buch n (plural Biecher, diminutive Biechelche)

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) book

German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German būch, buoch, from Old High German buoh, from Proto-Germanic *bōks, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵos (“beech”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buːχ/
  • Hyphenation: Buch
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Bug (substandard)

Noun[edit]

Buch n (genitive Buches or Buchs, plural Bücher, diminutive Büchlein n or Büchelchen n)

  1. book (collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge; long work fit for publication)
    • 2006, Kai Steiner, Schmetterlinge im Bauch (Junge Liebe, Band 8), Himmelstürmer Verlag, p.103:
      Eine Figur, wie sie im Buche steht, und sie erinnerte mich an Mark Spitz, als er seine Goldmedaillen einfuhr.
  2. (accounting, usually in the plural) books (accounting records)
  3. (rare) omasum, the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
    Synonyms: Buchmagen, Blättermagen, Psalter, Faltenmagen, Kalender, Löser
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Buch n (genitive Buchs)

  1. a municipality in Vorarlberg, Austria
  2. a municipality in Bavaria, Germany
  3. either of two municipalities in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German buoch, from Old High German buoh, from Proto-Germanic *bōks.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Buch n (plural Bicher, diminutive Bichelche)

  1. book
    Was fer Buch dust-du lese?
    What book are you reading?

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German buoh, from Proto-Germanic *bōks.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Buch n (plural Bicher, diminutive Bichelchen)

  1. book

Derived terms[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German buoh. Compare German Buch, Dutch boek, English book.

Noun[edit]

Buch n (plural Bicher)

  1. book

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