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. (transitive or intransitive, also with an + dative) to lick (strike with the tongue)
    Der Hund leckte sein Fell.The dog licked its fur.
    Der Hund leckte an seinem Fell.The dog licked its fur.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to lick (perform cunnilingus)
    Mein Freund leckt total gerne.
    My boyfriend totally enjoys licking.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German lecken, from Old Saxon *lekkian, from Proto-Germanic *lakjaną, originally a causative of the verb Proto-Germanic *lekaną (to leak), related to 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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Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: likken
  • Limburgish: lekke

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