Ochs

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Alemannic German[edit]

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Ochs m (plural Ochse)

  1. ox; bullock
    • 1903, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Uh, wie n'er brület! Wie n'en Ochs, we me ne wot metzge.
      Ugh, how he bellows! Like an ox that's about to be slaughtered.

German[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Ochs m (genitive Ochsen, plural Ochsen)

  1. (regional or poetic) Alternative form of Ochse (ox)
    Den Sozialismus in seinem Lauf / hält weder Ochs noch Esel auf. (Slogan in the former GDR)
    Socialism in its course will be stopped neither by oxen nor by donkeys.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ochs in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ochse. The originally Luxembourgish form is Uess, which is still in use, but now less common.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ochs m (plural Ochsen)

  1. ox

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