EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish dengue, 1828.

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dengue (usually uncountable, plural dengues)

  1. An acute febrile disease of the (sub)tropics caused by the Dengue virus, a flavivirus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish dengue or indirectly via French dengue (itself from Spanish), probably from Swahili dinga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋ.ɡeː/, /ˈdɛŋ.ɡə/
  • Hyphenation: den‧gue

NounEdit

dengue f (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, jargon) dengue, febrile disease caused by the Dengue virus [from late 19th c.]
    Synonym: knokkelkoorts

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dengue f (plural dengues)

  1. (pathology) dengue

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GalicianEdit

 
Galician woman wearing a dengue

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Attested since 1840.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛŋɡɪ], (NW) [ˈdɛŋkɪ]

NounEdit

dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. (clothing) kind of cape which, worn as a jacket, is part of the traditional women's attire of Galicia and Asturias

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish dengue.

NounEdit

dengue f (plural dengues)

  1. (pathology) dengue (disease)

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dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. tantrum
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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdenɡe/, [ˈd̪ẽŋ.ɡe]

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain. Possibly from Swahili dinga (sudden attack, seizure).

NounEdit

dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. dengue (disease)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic

NounEdit

dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. playacting (overdramatic behaviour)

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