Ich definition

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A contagious disease of freshwater fishes, caused by a ciliated protozoan (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) and characterized by small white pustules on the skin and eyes.
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A contagious disease of freshwater fishes, caused by a ciliated protozoan (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) and characterized by small white pustules on the skin and eyes.
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1561, John Awdelay, The fraternitye of vacabondes.

My maysters, ich am an old man, and halfe blinde, [...]

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1568, Thomas Howell, Arbor of Amitie.

With cap and knee, ich will serve thee, what should ich more declare.

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1645, Thomas Davies, The Somersetshire Man's Complaint.

Dost thinke 'chill labor to be poore, No no, ich haue a-doe..Ich will a plundering too.

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1706, Edward Phillips, The New World of English Words.

Ich, a Word us'd for I in the Western Parts of England.

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(ichthyology) Ichthyophthiriasis, a parasitic infection of freshwater fish caused by the ciliate Ichthyophthirius.
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Literal transcription of Freud's German-language psychological term “Ich", more often termed ego in English. See ego.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ich - ick

Other Word Forms

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Singular:
ich
Plural:
ichs

Origin of ich

  • Short for New Latin Ichthyophthīrius genus name ichthyo– Greek phtheir louse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ich, from Old English iÄ‹ (“I", pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *ek (“I", pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵhâ‚‚ (“I"). See also ch-, I.

    From Wiktionary

  • Clipping of ichthyophthiriasis.

    From Wiktionary