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

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Two main origins:

Proper nounEdit

Loch (plural Lochs)

  1. A surname.

StatisticsEdit

  • 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.

Further readingEdit

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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

NounEdit

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
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
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DescendantsEdit
  • Czech: loch
  • Dutch: loch
  • Polish: loch

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

Loch n (strong, genitive Lochs, plural Lochs)

  1. loch, lough (a lake or bay in Scotland or Ireland)
DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Loch n (plural Lecher, diminutive Lechelche)

  1. hole

Further readingEdit

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

Loch n (plural Lecher)

  1. hole
  2. rent
  3. burrow

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

Loch n (plural Lajcha)

  1. hole