ranz des vaches

noun
\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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