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Tunge
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Danish

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Danish tungæ, Old Norse tunga, Proto-Germanic *tung?, from Proto-Indo-European *dnwéh?s ("tongue").

Noun

tunge c (singular definite tungen, plural indefinite tunger)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. sole (fish)
  3. language
    • 1856, Frederik E. Schiern, Historiske studier, page 86:
      Men da ei Grunden blev tilstrækkelig / For Folkets Antal, drog de over til / Det sorte Bjerg, ja til det hvide Land, / Hvor, skjult bag ved en evig Muur af Iis, / Et andet Folk med anden Tunge taler.
      But when the place was insufficient / For the numbers of the people, they went to / The black mountain, yes, to the white land, / Where, hidden behind an eternal wall of ice, / Another people in another tongue speaks.
    • 2014, Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, Rosinante & Co, ->ISBN:
      Deres høvding havde talt til ham i hans eget folks sprog og forklaret mange ting, som det var vanskeligt at udtrykke i en anden tunge.
      Their chief had spoken to him in his own [not the chief's] people's language and explained many things that would have been difficult to express in another tongue.
Inflection

Etymology 2

See tung ("heavy").

Adjective

tunge

  1. definite of tung
  2. plural of tung

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'tu?:e/, ['t?u?:e?]
  • Hyphenation: tun?ge

Verb

tunge

  1. Indicative present connegative form of tunkea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of tunkea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of tunkea.

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Adjective

tunge

  1. definite singular of tung
  2. plural of tung
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Etymology 2

From Old Norse tunga

Noun

tunge f or m (definite singular tunga or tungen, indefinite plural tunger, definite plural tungene)

  1. a tongue

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse tunga.

Noun

tunge f (definite singular tunga, indefinite plural tunger, definite plural tungene)

  1. tongue (organ)
    Menneske kan smaka med tunga.
    Humans can taste with their tongue.
  2. something that resembles a tongue (organ)

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Adjective

tunge

  1. definite singular of tung
  2. plural of tung

References


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *tung?, from Proto-Indo-European *dnwéh?s

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian tunge, Old Saxon tunga, Old Dutch tunga, Old High German zunge, Old Norse tunga, Gothic (tugg?).

Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit (jihv?), Archaic Latin dingua (Latin lingua, Avestan (hizv?), Old Church Slavonic (j?zyk?), Lithuanian lie?ùvis, Old Irish tengae, Welsh tafod), Tocharian A käntu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'tun.?e/, ['tu?.?e]

Noun

tunge f

  1. a tongue
  2. a language

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: tonge, tunge, tung

Swedish

Adjective

tunge

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of tung.

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