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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English parchen, paarchen (to parch; dry; roast), of uncertain origin. Perhaps a variant of Middle English perchen (to roast).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

parch (third-person singular simple present parches, present participle parching, simple past and past participle parched)

  1. (transitive) To burn the surface of, to scorch.
    The sun today could parch cement.
  2. (transitive) To roast, as dry grain.
    • Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
      Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
  3. (transitive) To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
    The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
  4. (transitive, colloquial) To make thirsty.
    We're parched, hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
  5. (transitive, archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in parched peas, a type of mushy peas).
  6. (intransitive) To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
    The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

parch (plural parches)

  1. The condition of being parched.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 64:
      Yet here he is, not at the head, but somewhere toward the rear of the serpentine queue wending its way through all this parch […].

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

parch m inan

  1. scab; a fungal disease of plants and the lesions it causes

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

parch m anim

  1. (ethnic slur, dated) kike

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • parch in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from parchu (to respect).

NounEdit

parch m (uncountable)

  1. respect
  2. reverence, veneration

Derived termsEdit

  • parchus (respectable; respectful)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
parch barch mharch pharch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.