ranz des vaches

\ räⁿ(s)dāvȧsh \

Definition of ranz des vaches

: a melody sung by Swiss herdsmen or played on the alpenhorn to call cattle

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History and Etymology for ranz des vaches

French dialect (Switzerland), literally, rows of cows; probably intended as translation (influence of German reihen rows) of German dialect (Switzerland) kuhreihen, kuhreigen

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“Ranz des vaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranz%20des%20vaches. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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