From Middle English milche, melch, from Old English meolc, meolce (“giving milk, milch”), 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”), Icelandic milkur, mjólkur (“milk-giving”). More at milk.
milch (not comparable)
- (dated) Giving milk
- (obsolete) Tender; pitiful; weeping.
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milch ? (plural [please provide])
- milk (white liquid produced by female mammals)
- Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.