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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English milche, melche, from Old English *melċe, *milċe (attested in þrimilċe, þrimelċes mōnaþ), from Proto-Germanic *milkijaz, from Proto-Germanic *melkaz (milky, milk-giving), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ- (to wipe, wipe off, milk). Cognate with Saterland Frisian meelk (milch), Low German melke (milch), German melk (milk-giving, milch), Alemannic German mëlch (milch, milkable), Icelandic milkur, mjólkur (milk-giving). More at milk.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

milch (not comparable)

  1. (dated, of a cow, animal, etc.) Giving milk; in note
  2. (obsolete) Tender; pitiful; weeping.

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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

NounEdit

milch f

  1. (Issime, Carcoforo) milk

ReferencesEdit

  • “milch” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

BavarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

NounEdit

milch f

  1. (Sappada) milk

ReferencesEdit

  • “milch” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks. Cognate with German Milch, Dutch melk, English milk, Swedish mjölk, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌻𐌿𐌺𐍃 (miluks).

NounEdit

milch f

  1. (Luserna, Sette Comuni) milk

ReferencesEdit

  • “milch” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German miluh, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

milch ?

  1. milk (white liquid produced by female mammals)

ReferencesEdit

  • Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.