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Tong
See also: tóng, tòng, tông, t?ng, töng, t?ng, t?ng, and t?ng

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English tange, from Proto-Germanic *tang?, from Proto-Indo-European *den?- ("to bite"). Cognate with Old Norse t?ng (modern Icelandic töng), Old High German zanga (modern German Zange). Other cognates include Sanskrit ? (dá?ati, "to bite") and Albanian dang ("bite, nip").

Noun

tong (plural tongs)

  1. An instrument or tool used for manipulating things in a fire without touching them with the hands.
    • 1998, Alberdina Houtman, Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz (editors), Sanctity of time and space in tradition and modernity, page 232:
      [...] these attributes are concrete expressions of God's care and providence and therefore not man-made. This explains the quite bizarre presence of a 'pair' of tongs in some lists: in order to make a tong one needs a tong, and how could the first tong be made without a tong?
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Verb

tong (third-person singular simple present tongs, present participle tonging, simple past and past participle tonged)

  1. (intransitive) To use tongs.
  2. (transitive) To grab, manipulate or transport something using tongs.
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Etymology 2

From Cantonese ? (tong?).

Noun

tong (plural tongs)

  1. A Chinese secret society or gang.
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Etymology 3

Noun

tong (plural tongs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tongue
    • 1570, Roger Ascham, The Scholemaster:
      Or plaine and perfite way of teachyng children, to vnderstand, write, and speake, the Latin tong, but specially purposed for the priuate brynging vp of youth in Ientlemen and Noble mens houses, and commodious also for all such, as haue forgot the Latin tonge, and would, by themselues, without a Scholemaster, in short tyme, and with small paines, recouer a sufficient habilitie, to vnderstand, write, and speake Latin.

Afrikaans

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Etymology

From Dutch tong.

Noun

tong (plural tonge)

  1. tongue

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Chuukese

Noun

tong

  1. love

Dutch

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tong
  • Rhymes: -

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch tonge, from Old Dutch tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tung?, from Proto-Indo-European *dnwéh?s.

Noun

tong f (plural tongen, diminutive tongetje n)

  1. tongue
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: tong

Etymology 2

From etymology 1.

Noun

tong m (plural tongen, diminutive tongetje n)

  1. A kind of flatfish, the common sole, Solea solea.
Synonyms

Malay

Etymology 1

From Chinese ?. Related to tahang.

Noun

tong (plural tong-tong, informal 1st possessive tongku, impolite 2nd possessive tongmu, 3rd possessive tongnya)

  1. barrel, tub, bin

Etymology 2

From Dutch ton.

Noun

tong (plural tong-tong, informal 1st possessive tongku, impolite 2nd possessive tongmu, 3rd possessive tongnya)

  1. ton

Mandarin

Romanization

tong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of t?ng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tóng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of t?ng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tòng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse t?ng

Noun

tong f (definite singular tonga, indefinite plural tenger, definite plural tengene)

  1. (a pair of) pliers, pincers

Derived terms

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References

  • "tong" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Adjective

tong

  1. done for, screwed
    • 2001, Chu Lai, Cu?c i dài l?m, NXB V?n h?c, page 199:
      M?a. Th? là l?i ?i tong m?t ngày m? vì m?a n?a r?i!
      Rain. So yet another day's worth of latex gone to waste because of the rain!

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse þungr, from Proto-Germanic *þunguz, akin to Proto-Slavic *tk? (compare Serbo-Croatian te?ak) and Lithuanian tingus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

tong (neuter tongt, plural t?ng, comparative töynger, superlative töyngst)

  1. Heavy.
    hä jär för mykkjä tongt - it is much too heavy

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