bachan

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wachen, from Old High German wahhēn, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną (to be awake).

Verb[edit]

bachan (third-person singular present indicative bachet, past participle gabachet, auxiliary haban)

  1. (Sette Comuni) to look after, watch over
    Bachan mòant och borliiran slaaf.
    To watch over also means to loose sleep.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • “bachan” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bak-, whence also Old English bacan, Old Norse baka.

Verb[edit]

bachan

  1. to bake

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bachgen (boy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bachan m (uncountable)

  1. (South Wales, colloquial) guy, lad, bloke, chap, dude, fella
    Synonym: boi

Usage notes[edit]

This is an informal term for a man, the standard term for which is dyn (boy).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bachan fachan machan unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “bachan”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies