See also: zunge

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zunge, from Old High German zunga, from Proto-West Germanic *tungā, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ; from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (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 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō).

Non-Germanic-Cognates with identical meaning include Irish teanga, Welsh tafod, Latin lingua (> Portuguese língua, Spanish lengua, Catalan llengua, French langue, Italian lingua, Romanian limbă), Armenian լեզու (lezu), Lithuanian liežùvis, Sanskrit जिह्वा (jihvā́), Persian زبان(zabân), Proto-Slavic *(j)ęzykъ (> Czech jazyk, Polish język, Russian язы́к (jazýk), Serbo-Croatian јѐзик, Bulgarian ези́к (ezík)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsʊŋə/
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NounEdit

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

  1. tongue (organ in the mouth)
  2. tongue (flap in a shoe)
  3. (archaic) language
    Menschen anderer Zungeforeigners (literally, “people of another language”)
    in Zungen redento speak in tongues

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Further readingEdit

  • Zunge” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Zunge” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Zunge” in Duden online
  •   Zunge on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

HunsrikEdit

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Zunge f

  1. plural of Zung

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

NounEdit

Zunge

  1. plural of Zung