־לעך

YiddishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German -lich, from Old High German -līh, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz (having the body or form of).

SuffixEdit

־לעך (-lekh)

  1. -ly, -like (adjectival suffix)
  2. -ly, -like (adverbial suffix)
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from one or more Upper or Central German dialects,[1] from Middle High German -lech (which see),[2] which had come to be seen as a plural of -l.[3]

SuffixEdit

־לעך (-lekhn pl

  1. plural of ־ל(-l)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alexander Beider, Origins of Yiddish Dialects (2015)
  2. ^ Fritz Hastenpflug, Das Diminutiv in der deutschen Originalliteratur des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts (1914)
  3. ^ Peter O. Müller, Substantiv-Derivation in den Schriften Albrecht Dürers, §II.1.4.21 (p. 378)