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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dung, dunge, donge, from Old English dung (dung; excrement; manure), from Proto-Germanic *dungō (dung), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

NounEdit

dung (countable and uncountable, plural dungs)

  1. (uncountable) Manure; animal excrement.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, act III, scene iv, line 129
      Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole, the wall-newt, and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the standing pool []
    • 1611, Authorized King James Version, Malachi 2:3
      Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 496
      The labourer at the dung cart is paid at 3d. or 4d. a day; and on one estate, Lullington, scattering dung is paid a 5d. the hundred heaps.
  2. (countable) A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.
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VerbEdit

dung (third-person singular simple present dungs, present participle dunging, simple past and past participle dunged)

  1. (transitive) To fertilize with dung.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Dryden to this entry?)
    • 1993, Henry Leach, Endure No Makeshifts: Some Naval Recollections
      She had been dunging the roses and was fairly covered in muck.
  2. (transitive, calico printing) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant.
  3. (intransitive) To release dung: to defecate.
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Etymology 2Edit

See ding

VerbEdit

dung

  1. (obsolete) past participle of ding

Etymology 3Edit

unknown

VerbEdit

dung (third-person singular simple present dungs, present participle dunging, simple past and past participle dunged)

  1. (colloquial) To discard (especially rubbish); to chuck out.

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Old EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *dungz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover; covering)

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NounEdit

dung f (nominative plural dyng)

  1. dungeon, prison
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *dungō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

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dung f

  1. dung, manure
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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *dungiz, *dungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

NounEdit

dung m, f

  1. weaving, weavingroom

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

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dung

  1. (archaic or literary) to tolerate
    trời không dung, đất không tha
    the sky doesn't tolerate it, the earth doesn't forgive it

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