löschen

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Löschen

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlœʃən/, [ˈlœʃən], [ˈlœʃn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lö‧schen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German leschen, from Old High German lescan. Cognate with Dutch lessen.

Verb[edit]

löschen ‎(third-person singular simple present löscht, past tense löschte, past participle gelöscht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to extinguish (fire)
  2. (transitive) to satisfy (thirst)
  3. (transitive) to delete, to erase (remembrance, memory, data)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The transitive verb löschen is weak, unlike the strong intransitive erlöschen ‎(to go out; expire). Strong present forms du lischst, er lischt may occasionally be seen in the transitive verb, chiefly due to hypercorrection. The past forms of the transitive verb are virtually always weak.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Low German lossen, lössen, lessen, from Middle Low German lössen, which is derived from the cognate of German los ‎(rid; free). Compare Dutch lossen. The form löschen is due to later association with etymology 1, unloaded goods being “deleted” from the ship’s cargo, or a delivery being crossed out in the order book. (See Deutsches Wörterbuch: “der kaufmann löscht einen schuldposten in seinem buche”.[1])

Verb[edit]

löschen ‎(third-person singular simple present löscht, past tense löschte, past participle gelöscht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (nautical) to unload (goods from a ship)

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://woerterbuchnetz.de/DWB/?sigle=DWB&mode=Vernetzung&lemid=GL06807#XGL06807