Lache

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See also: lache, lachè, lâche, and lâché

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German lache, from Old High German lacha, lahha (swamp, marsh), from Proto-West Germanic *laku.

The same word in a Low German form is Lake (brine), from Middle Low German lāke (standing water; brine), the latter of which 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːxə/, [ˈläːχə] (predominant)
  • IPA(key): /ˈlaxə/, [ˈläχə] (dated or southern)
  • Rhymes: -aːχə
  • Hyphenation: La‧che

Noun[edit]

Lache f (genitive Lache, plural Lachen)

  1. puddle
  2. pool

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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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German lache, from lachen (to laugh), from Old High German hlahhan, from Proto-West Germanic *hlahhjan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaxə/, [ˈläχə]
  • Rhymes: -aχə
  • Hyphenation: La‧che

Noun[edit]

Lache f (genitive Lache, plural Lachen)

  1. loud laughter
    Synonym: Gelächter
  2. one's laugh (a person's particular way of laughing)

Declension[edit]


Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lachen, from Old High German hlahhan, from Proto-West Germanic *hlahhjan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lache n (plural Lache)

  1. laughing, laugh

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