Heck

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English[edit]

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 Heck cattle on Wikipedia
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Heck, the surname.

Proper noun[edit]

Heck

  1. A hardy breed of domestic cattle, the result of an attempt to breed back the extinct aurochs from modern aurochs-derived cattle in the 1920s and 1930s.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Heck

  1. A surname, possibly from German.

Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Heck

  1. A civil parish of Selby district, North Yorkshire, England, with the villages of Great Heck and Little Heck.
  2. A hamlet in Dumfries and Galloway council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NY0980).
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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German heck (wooden fencing), from Old Saxon *hekki, from Proto-West Germanic *hakkju. The sense “back of a ship” because the position of the helmsman in the stern was enclosed by such a fence. Cognate to Dutch hek, English hatch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Heck n (strong, genitive Hecks or Heckes, plural Hecks or (less common) Hecke)

  1. stern (of a ship)
  2. tail (of an aeroplane)
  3. back (of a car)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The more common plural is Hecks.

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (stern, tail): Bug m (bow)
  • (back of car): Front f (front)

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Proper noun[edit]

Heck m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Hecks or (with an article) Heck, feminine genitive Heck, plural Hecks)

  1. a surname

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Further reading[edit]

  • Heck” in Duden online
  • Heck” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Heck” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Heck” in OpenThesaurus.de
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Heck on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hegge, from Old High German heggia, from Proto-West Germanic *haggju. Cognate with German Hecke, Dutch heg, English hedge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Heck f (plural Hecken)

  1. bush, hedge

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