ranz des vaches

noun

räⁿ(s)dāvȧsh
: a melody sung by Swiss herdsmen or played on the alpenhorn to call cattle

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Apr. 2024.

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