Loch etymology

German word Loch comes from Proto-Indo-European *leug, and later Proto-Germanic *luką (An opening; aperture; hole. Lock. Shutter.)

Detailed word origin of Loch

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leug Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*luką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) An opening; aperture; hole. Lock. Shutter.
*lauka Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
loh Old High German (goh)
louh Old High German (goh)
loch Middle High German (gmh)
Loch German (deu) (colloquial) apartment, flat or house in a bad condition; dump. (colloquial) boring small town or village. (dentistry) cavity. Hole.