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See also: esche and esché


Eine EscheFraxinus excelsior


From Middle High German esche f, asch m, from Old High German asca f, asc m, from Proto-West Germanic *ask.

The umlaut can be explained here from the plural of the masculine noun, though it may also be due to the secondary umlaut triggered by following -sch- which is found throughout western dialects of High German (compare Äsche, where this is probably the cause of the umlaut).



Esche f (genitive Esche, plural Eschen)

  1. ash (tree)


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Esche n (proper noun, genitive Esches or (optionally with an article) Esche)

  1. (a village in the Czech Republic)

Further reading[edit]

  • Esche” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Esche” in Duden online