Zunge
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Zunge
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German

Etymology

From Old High German zunga, from Proto-Germanic *tung?; from Proto-Indo-European *dnwéh?s ("tongue").

Germanic Cognates include Old Saxon tunga, Low German Tung, Old Dutch tunga, Dutch tong, Old English tunge (Modern English tongue), West Frisian tonge, Old Norse tunga (> Swedish tunga, Faroese tunga, Norwegian tunge, Swedish tunga, Danish tunge) and Gothic (tugg?).

Non-Germanic-Cognates with identical meaning include Irish teanga, Welsh tafod, Latin lingua (> Portuguese língua, Spanish lengua, Catalan llengua, French langue, Italian lingua, Romanian limb?), Armenian (lezu), Lithuanian lie?ùvis, Sanskrit (jihv), Persian ?(zabân), Proto-Slavic *(j)?zyk? (> Czech jazyk, Polish j?zyk, Russian (jazýk), Serbo-Croatian , Bulgarian (ezík)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'ts/
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Noun

Zunge f (genitive Zunge, plural Zungen, diminutive Zünglein n or Züngelchen n)

  1. tongue (organ in the mouth)
  2. tongue (flap in a shoe)

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Pennsylvania German

Noun

Zunge

  1. plural of Zung

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