lecken

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛkŋ̩/, /ˈlɛkən/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German lecchōn, from Proto-Germanic *likkōną, Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ-. Cognate with Dutch likken, English lick, Latin lingo, Ancient Greek λείχω (leíkhō).

Verb[edit]

lecken (third-person singular simple present leckt, past tense leckte, past participle geleckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to lick
    Der Hund leckte sein Fell. - The dog licked its fur.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German lecken, originally a causative of the verb at hand in English leak. The same in Dutch lekken (to leak).

Verb[edit]

lecken (third-person singular simple present leckt, past tense leckte, past participle geleckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to leak (a liquid, such as water)
  2. to seep
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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch leccon, from Proto-Germanic *likkōną.

Verb[edit]

lecken

  1. to lick
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *lekken, from Proto-Germanic *lakjaną.

Verb[edit]

lecken

  1. Synonym of lēken
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Further reading[edit]

  • lecken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • lecken (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • lecken (III)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929