See also: Bach, bách, bạch, and bac̱h

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probable shortening of bachelor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bach (plural baches)

  1. (New Zealand, northern) A holiday home, usually small and near the beach, often with only one or two rooms and of simple construction.

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VerbEdit

bach (third-person singular simple present baches, present participle baching, simple past and past participle bached)

  1. (US) To live apart from women, as during the period when a divorce is in progress. (Compare bachelor pad.)

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Welsh bych, from Proto-Brythonic *bɨx, from Proto-Celtic *bikkos.

AdjectiveEdit

bach (feminine singular bach, plural bach, equative lleied, comparative llai, superlative lleiaf)

  1. small, little, short
    Na, rwy'n mynd ar y trên bach.[1]No, I'm taking the little train.
  2. not fully-grown or developed, young
  3. insignificant, unimportant, humble
  4. small (of business, etc.)
  5. lowercase (of letter)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Welsh and Old Welsh bach, from Proto-Celtic *bakkos, from Proto-Indo-European *bak-.

NounEdit

bach m (plural bachau)

  1. hook
  2. hinge
    Synonym: colfach
  3. (typography) bracket, brace
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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bach fach mach unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bach”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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