milch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English milche, melche, from Old English *melċe, *milċe (attested in þrimilċe, þrimelċes mōnaþ), from Proto-Germanic *milkijaz, from Proto-Germanic *melkaz (milky, milk-giving), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ- (to wipe, wipe off, milk). Cognate with Saterland Frisian meelk (milch), Low German melke (milch), German melk (milk-giving, milch), Alemannic German mëlch (milch, milkable), Icelandic milkur, mjólkur (milk-giving). More at milk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪlt͡ʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪltʃ

Adjective[edit]

milch (not comparable)

  1. (dated, of a cow or other livestock) Used to produce milk; dairy.
  2. (dated, of a mammal) Currently producing milk for its offspring.
  3. (obsolete) Tender; pitiful; weeping.

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Translations[edit]

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Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

Noun[edit]

milch f

  1. (Issime, Carcoforo) milk

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Bavarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

Noun[edit]

milch f

  1. (Sappada) milk

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

Noun[edit]

milch f

  1. (Luserna, Sette Comuni) milk

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Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German milch, milich, from Old High German miluh, from Proto-West Germanic *meluk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks (milk). Cognate with German Milch, English milk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

milch f

  1. milk

References[edit]

  • Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.