See also: Eng, ENG, eng., Eng., -eng, ēng, and èng

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋ

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from Dutch eng (narrow), also confer Old English enge (narrow), from Proto-West Germanic *angī, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *anguz.

No mention of the word is found in any surviving Middle English text, save for the Middle English compound word ang-nail. Related to Dutch eng (narrow), German eng (narrow), Low German enj (confined, narrow), Luxembourgish enk (narrow).

AdjectiveEdit

eng

  1. (regional, obsolete) Narrow.
    The hole was too eng for him to get through.
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

eng (plural engs)

  1. Roman alphabet ŋ: The Latin-based letter formed by combining the letters n and g, used in the IPA, Saami, Mende, and some Australian aboriginal languages. In the IPA, it represents the voiced velar nasal, the ng sound in running and rink.
SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *anga, related to Lithuanian angùs (sluggish, lazy, idle), éngti (to strangle), Latvian îgt (to wear off, to languish), and Gothic 𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍅𐌿𐍃 (aggwus, narrow).[1]

AdjectiveEdit

eng m (feminine enge)

  1. deaf and dumb

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 88

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eng.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eng c (singular definite engen, plural indefinite enge)

  1. A meadow.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch enge, from Old Dutch *engi, from Proto-West Germanic *angī, from Proto-Germanic *anguz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énǵʰus. Cognate with German eng, from Old High German engi.

AdjectiveEdit

eng (comparative enger, superlative engst)

  1. narrow
  2. small
  3. scary, creepy
InflectionEdit
Inflection of eng
uninflected eng
inflected enge
comparative enger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial eng enger het engst
het engste
indefinite m./f. sing. enge engere engste
n. sing. eng enger engste
plural enge engere engste
definite enge engere engste
partitive engs engers
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: eng
  • ? English: eng

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch enc.

NounEdit

eng m (plural engen)

  1. Alternative form of enk.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German enge, from Old High German engi, from Proto-West Germanic *angī.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

eng (comparative enger, superlative am engsten)

  1. narrow, tight

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eng” in Duden online

KosraeanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *aŋin, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *haŋin. Compare Tagalog hangin, Malagasy anina, Pohnpeian ahng, Fijian cagi, Tongan angi, Samoan agi, Hawaiian ani.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eng

  1. wind

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

eng f

  1. Feminine singular indefinite article; a, an
    Si huet zwéin Hënn an eng Kaz
    She has two dogs and a cat

DeclensionEdit

Luxembourgish indefinite articles
masculine feminine neuter
nom./acc. en eng en
dative engem enger engem

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

eng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ēng.

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.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eng

NounEdit

eng f or m (definite singular enga or engen, indefinite plural enger, definite plural engene)

  1. a meadow

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eng, from Proto-Germanic *angijō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eng f (definite singular enga, indefinite plural enger, definite plural engene)

  1. a meadow

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːŋ/, [ˈɛːŋ]

DeterminerEdit

ēng

  1. Alternative form of ēnich

ReferencesEdit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *angijō f.

NounEdit

eng f or n

  1. meadow

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • eng1 in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • eng2 in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

UzbekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic 𐰭(ŋ /eŋ/). Cognate with Azerbaijani ən, Kyrgyz эң (), Turkish en.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic энг
Roman eng
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

eng

  1. the most ..., the ...-est (marks the superlative degree of adjectives)
    eng so'nggi yangiliklar
    the latest news

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eng f (plural engiau)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Ng.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
èng unchanged unchanged hèng
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See alsoEdit