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tunga

See also: Tunga

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s; cognate with English tongue.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tunga f (genitive singular tungu, plural tungur)

  1. tongue (organ)
  2. mother tongue, language
  3. tongue of land in a stream
  4. the tongue of a shoe
  5. lemon sole (Microstomus kitt)

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f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunga tungan tungur tungurnar
Accusative tungu tunguna tungur tungurnar
Dative tungu tunguni tungum tungunum
Genitive tungu tungunnar tunga tunganna

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s; cognate with English tongue.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tunga f (genitive singular tungu, nominative plural tungur)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue
  2. language
  3. the tongue of a shoe

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KuikúroEdit

NounEdit

tunga

  1. water
    • 2010, Ergativity in Amazonia (ISBN 9027206708):
      tunga heke leha ate-lü-ko leha
      water ERG CMPL surround-PNCT-PL CMPL
      'the water surrounded them'
    • 2012, Languages of the Amazon (ISBN 0199593566):
      tuŋá-héke létʃa ate-lə-ko léha
      water-ERG AP 3-encircle-PUNCTUAL-PL ASP
      'The water encircled them.'

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tunga m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of tunge

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

tunga f

  1. singular definite of tunge
  2. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by tunge

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

tunga f

  1. tongue

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DescendantsEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

See tung

NounEdit

tunga ?

  1. dung

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Compare Old Saxon, Old Dutch tunga, Old English and Old Frisian tunga, Old High German zunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō).

NounEdit

tunga f (genitive tungu, plural tungur)

  1. tongue

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Compare Old English tunge, Old Frisian tunge, Old Dutch tunga, Old High German zunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō) and Old Norse tunga (Icelandic tunga (tongue)).

NounEdit

tunga f

  1. tongue
  2. language

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DescendantsEdit

  • New Saxon (Low Saxon, Low German): Tung

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tunga

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of tung

NounEdit

tunga c

  1. a tongue (organ)
    hålla tungan rätt i mun
    carefully keep the balance
  2. a tongue (flap in a shoe)
  3. a tounge, a language, speech
    tala i tungor
    speak in tounges
    De skatter som förvärvas genom falsk tunga, de äro en försvinnande dunst och hasta till döden.
    The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. (Proverbs 21:6)
  4. (archaic) weight (how heavy something is, from the adjective tung = heavy)
    1. a weight (for measuring weight with scales)
      Tyskland var då tungan på den europeiska jämviktens vågskål
      Germany was then the weight in the pan of the European balance
    2. a burden, a trouble
    3. a duty, something one is forced to do or pay

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