welch


welch
welch Pron. std. (8. Jh.), mhd. wel(h), weli(c)h, ahd. (h)welīh, mndl. wel(i)c Stammwort. Wie afr. -hwelik, ae. hwilc aus (g.) * hwa-leika- gegenüber (g.) * hwe-leika- in gt. ƕileiks, anord. hvílíkr, ae. hwilc, as. hwilīk, mhd. wilich, wilīh. Zusammengesetzt aus dem Pronominalstamm * hwe/hwa- (wer) und g. * leika- "Körper, Gestalt"(Leiche).
   Ebenso nndl. welke, ne. which, nschw. vilken; etlich, jeglich, Leiche, männiglich, wer.
Behaghel, O. ZDW 13 (1912), 157-166;
Behaghel 1 (1923), 372-381;
Beyschlag, S. ZDA 75 (1938), 173-187. gemeingermanisch s. wer, s. Leiche

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