Lerche

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lē̆rche, Old High German lērahha. Cognate with Old English lāwrice, Dutch leeuwerik, English lark.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lerche f (genitive Lerche, plural Lerchen)

  1. lark (bird of the family Alaudidae)
  2. (chronobiology) a human who goes to bed early and rises early
    Antonym: Eule

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Lerche”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

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