vocht

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vucht, vocht. Substantivized form of an identical adjective, from Old Dutch *fuhti ‎(humid, wet, damp; marsh-like), from Proto-Germanic *funhtijaz ‎(humid, wet, damp). In Middle Dutch the word gradually shifted from being an adjective to being a noun, with the old adjective being replaced by vochtig ‎(humid, wet).

Cognate with Old English fuht ‎(moist, damp) and German feucht ‎(wet, humid, damp).

Noun[edit]

vocht n ‎(uncountable)

  1. dampness
  2. liquid

Verb[edit]

vocht

  1. singular past indicative of vechten