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See also: BEng, béng, bèng, bēng, běng, B.Eng., and B. Eng.

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • benk (Gheg)
  • plural: bengë

EtymologyEdit

From a nasal present of zbej 'to fade, whiten' (cf. brengë from brej, fengem from faj etc.). Alternatively from Gheg benk, from Bavarian Pienk ‘finch’.[1]

NounEdit

beng m (indefinite plural bengje, definite singular bengu, definite plural bengjet)

  1. golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
  2. (dialectal) necklace made of gold or precious stones
  3. (dialectal) mole (on the body)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 21.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

beng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of béng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of běng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bèng.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

RomaniEdit

NounEdit

beng m (plural benga)

  1. devil

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bank.

NounEdit

beng

  1. bank