pech

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scots pech, apparently of imitative origin.

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pech (third-person singular simple present pechs, present participle peching, simple past and past participle peched)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) To pant, to struggle for breath.
    • 1913, John Buchan, Andrew Jameson, Lord Ardwall, page 136:
      An' as they breisted the lang lang hill / The puir horse graned and peched.
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 321:
      Then Chris saw Bruce, the porter, come in, with the mark on his jaw where his godfather hit him, then Leslie, the smith, paiching and sweating, he dropped his stick with an awful clatter.
    • 1954, Robin Jenkins, The Thistle and the Grail, 1994, page 225:
      She peched and had to rest often.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 207:
      When Graham reached him, however, he felt so exhausted he could not immediately explain; he had to sit on the ground, peching like a seal.
    • 1994, James Kelman, How Late it Was, How Late:
      If he could just stop breathing and listen but he was peching too much from the climb.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech

Noun[edit]

pech m

  1. (colloquial) bad luck

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Further reading[edit]

  • pech in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pech in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech (pitch, tar), from Old High German peh, from Latin pīx. Cognate with Dutch pek, English pitch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pech m (uncountable)

  1. bad luck, bad karma

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛxː]
  • Hyphenation: pech

Noun[edit]

pech (plural pechek)

  1. bad luck, misfortune

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative pech pechek
accusative pechet pecheket
dative pechnek pecheknek
instrumental pechhel pechekkel
causal-final pechért pechekért
translative pechhé pechekké
terminative pechig pechekig
essive-formal pechként pechekként
essive-modal
inessive pechben pechekben
superessive pechen pecheken
adessive pechnél pecheknél
illative pechbe pechekbe
sublative pechre pechekre
allative pechhez pechekhez
elative pechből pechekből
delative pechről pechekről
ablative pechtől pechektől
Possessive forms of pech
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. pechem pecheim
2nd person sing. peched pecheid
3rd person sing. peche pechei
1st person plural pechünk pecheink
2nd person plural pechetek pecheitek
3rd person plural pechük pecheik

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pech.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pech m anim

  1. misfortune (bad luck)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely used in the plural.

Citations[edit]

  • 2002 December 13, Magdalena Grochowalska, “Szczęśliwa trzynastaka?”, in Express Ilustrowany, Oddział Prasa Łódzka, ISSN 0137-9097:
    Jeśli w "normalny" dzień przewrócimy się i nic sobie nie zrobimy, to powiemy, że mieliśmy ogromne szczęście. Jeśli przydarzy nam się to trzynastego, w piątek, powiemy, że spotkał nas pech. I choć oficjalnie pani psycholog przekonuje, że wszystkie pechy są wytworem naszej wyobraźni to jednak.. - Nie mogę zrozumieć, dlaczego w tym dniu przydarzają mi się różne dziwne sytuacje - mówi. - W poprzedni piątek, trzynastego zgubiłam portmonetkę, a jeszcze wcześniej była awaria prądu i cały wieczór przesiedziałam przy świeczce.

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Further reading[edit]

  • pech in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pech (third-person singular present pechs, present participle pechin, past pecht, past participle pecht)

  1. to pant, gasp for breath