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YiddishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German pfersich, from Old High German phersih, early borrowing (before 700 AD) from Medieval Latin persica(peach (fruit)). The Yiddish form is phonetically regular with the exception of the last syllable. Similar forms exist in some dialects of East Central German; they are probably due to association of final -ich with the ending at hand in ־יק(-ik), which is pronounced /ɪk/ in Yiddish, but /ɪç/ in many adjacent dialects of German. Compare German Pfirsich, Dutch perzik. See also English peach for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Litvish, Poylish) IPA(key): [ˈfɛʁʃkə]

NounEdit

פֿערשקע ‎(fershkef, plural פֿערשקעס(fershkes)

  1. peach