See also: Belang

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch belanc, from belangen. Compare English belong.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈlɑŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧lang
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

Noun edit

belang n (plural belangen, diminutive belangetje n)

  1. interest, concern
    het algemeen belang
    the public interest
  2. importance, significance
    Synonym: belangrijkheid

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Sranan Tongo: belan

German edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

belang

  1. singular imperative of belangen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of belangen

Karo Batak edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Batak *bəlag, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəlaj.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

belang

  1. broad

Malay edit

Etymology edit

bəlaŋ[1]

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

belang (Jawi spelling بلڠ)

  1. striped

References edit

  1. ^ cf. "belang", "pelang" & "pelangi" in Wilkinson, Richard James (1901). A Malay-English Dictionary. London: Kelly & Walsh Limited. pp. 110, 466-467

Scots edit

Verb edit

belang

  1. belong