See also: loch

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German loch, from Old High German loh, from Proto-Germanic *luką. Cognate with Old Saxon lok, Middle Low German lok, Middle Dutch loc, Old English loc (English lock), Old Norse lok, Swedish lock.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Loch n (genitive Lochs or Loches, plural Löcher, diminutive Löchlein n or Löchelchen n)

  1. A hole.
  2. (dentistry) cavity
  3. (colloquial) A room, apartment, flat or house in a bad condition; dump.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • aus dem letzten Loch pfeifen (less commonly: auf dem letzten Loch) - to be at the end of one's tether
  • ein Loch in den Bauch fragen - to talk someone's head off
  • Lochkarte
  • Lochfraßkorrosion
  • Sommerloch
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 23:00