Docht

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tāht, from Old High German tāht. Cognate with Old Norse þáttr, for which reason the onset t- is an irregular hardening (compare tausend). The modern form is not inherited from literary Middle High German, but from the vernaculars. It has d- due to dialectal High German, and Low German influence (compare Middle Low German dacht); the vocalism is due to the common dialectal development -ā--ō- (compare Odem).

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Docht m ‎(genitive Dochts or Dochtes, plural Dochte)

  1. wick (porous cord that draws up liquid fuel for burning)

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