English edit

Proper noun edit


  1. A surname from German.

German edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle High German Dietrich, from Old High German Diotrih, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Þeudarīks.

Proper noun edit

Dietrich m (proper noun, strong, genitive Dietrichs)

  1. a male given name from Proto-Germanic, equivalent to English Derek

Proper noun edit

Dietrich m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Dietrichs or (with an article) Dietrich, feminine genitive Dietrich, plural Dietrichs)

  1. a surname transferred from the given name
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Late Middle High German dieterich, related to the name, perhaps used as thieves' slang (as a Christian name) to veil "false key."[1] Compare similar semantic evolution in Italian grimaldello. Also see Swedish Dirk, dyrk.

Noun edit

Dietrich m (strong, genitive Dietrichs, plural Dietriche)

  1. picklock
Declension edit
Descendants edit
  • Polish: wytrych
  • ? Swedish: dyrk (calque)
See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883) “Dietrich”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading edit

Polish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from German Dietrich. Doublet of wytrych.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdit.rix/
  • Rhymes: -itrix
  • Syllabification: Die‧trich

Proper noun edit

Dietrich m pers

  1. a male surname from German

Declension edit

Proper noun edit

Dietrich f (indeclinable)

  1. a female surname from German

Further reading edit

  • Dietrich”, in Internetowy słownik nazwisk w Polsce [Internet dictionary of surnames in Poland], 2022