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, *melkijaz 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.
    • 1593, [William Shakespeare], Venus and Adonis, London: [] Richard Field, [], →OCLC; Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis: [], 4th edition, London: J[oseph] M[alaby] Dent and Co. [], 1896, →OCLC:
      She wildly breaketh from their strict embrace / Like a milch doe, whose swelling dugs do ache / Hasting to feed her fawn, hid in some break.
      The spelling has been modernized.
    • 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. [], 2nd edition, London: [] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock [], and J[onathan] Robinson [], published 1708, →OCLC:
      you must house your Milch-cows
  3. (obsolete) Tender; pitiful; weeping.

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Alemannic German[edit]

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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.

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Noun[edit]

milch f

  1. milk

References[edit]

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