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bach

See also: Bach, bac̱h, and bạch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probable shortening of bachelor

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bach (plural baches)

  1. (New Zealand, northern) A holiday home, usually small and near the beach, often with only one or two rooms and of simple construction.

SynonymsEdit

  • crib (New Zealand)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

bach (third-person singular simple present baches, present participle baching, simple past and past participle bached)

  1. (US) To live apart from women, as with the period when a divorce is in progress (compare bachelor pad).

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Cognate with Irish beag.

AdjectiveEdit

bach (feminine bach, plural bach, equative bached, comparative llai, superlative lleiaf)

  1. small, little
    Na, rwy'n mynd ar y trên bach. ― No, I'm taking the little train.[1]
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Welsh bach, from Proto-Celtic *bacc, from Proto-Indo-European *bak-.

NounEdit

bach m, f (plural bachau)

  1. hook
  2. bend, corner
  3. hinge
  4. bracket
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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bach fach mach unchanged

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ They Thought You'd Say This