Lache

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See also: lache, lâche, and lâché

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German lache, from Old High German lacha, lahha ‎(swamp, marsh), from Proto-Germanic *lakō ‎(lake, pool). The same word in a Low German form is Lake ‎(brine), from Middle Low German lāke ‎(standing water; brine), which latter seems also to have triggered the lengthened pronunciation of the -a- in Lache. Further cognates include Dutch laak ‎(lake, pond, stream), Old English lacu ‎(lake, pond, stream). More at lake.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːxə/, [ˈlaːχə]
  • Hyphenation: La‧che
  • Rhymes: -aːχə

Noun[edit]

Lache f ‎(genitive Lache, plural Lachen)

  1. puddle
  2. pool
Usage notes[edit]
  • Lache is usually said of a puddle that has come about through leaking or dripping, while one stemming from rain is called Pfütze.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German lache, from lachen ‎(to laugh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaxə/, [ˈlaχə]
  • Hyphenation: La‧che

Noun[edit]

Lache f ‎(genitive Lache, plural Lachen)

  1. a loud laughter
  2. a person's particular way of laughing; one's laugh

Declension[edit]