See also: loch, lòch, lôch, łöch, and Łoch

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Etymology edit

Two main origins:

Proper noun edit

Loch (plural Lochs)

  1. A surname.

Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Loch is the 12496th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2481 individuals. Loch is most common among White (88.35%) individuals.

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lɔx/, [lɔx], [lɔχ]
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle High German loch, from Old High German loh, from Proto-West Germanic *lok (lock; hole).

Noun edit

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

  1. hole; perforation
  2. hole in the ground; pit
  3. gap; bare spot
  4. (dentistry) cavity
  5. dungeon; underground prison
  6. (colloquial) prison; jail / gaol
  7. (colloquial) apartment, flat or house in a bad condition; dump
  8. (colloquial) boring small town or village
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Descendants edit
  • Czech: loch
  • Dutch: loch
  • Polish: loch

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English loch, from Scottish Gaelic and Irish loch.

Noun edit

Loch n (strong, genitive Lochs, plural Lochs)

  1. loch, lough (a lake or bay in Scotland or Ireland)
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Further reading edit

  • Loch” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Loch” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Hunsrik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German loch, from Old High German loh.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

Loch n (plural Lecher, diminutive Lechelche)

  1. hole

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Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German loch, from Old High German loh. Compare German Loch.

Noun edit

Loch n (plural Lecher)

  1. hole
  2. rent
  3. burrow

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Etymology edit

From Middle Low German and Old Saxon lōh, from Proto-West Germanic *lauh.

Noun edit

Loch n (plural Lajcha)

  1. hole