Translingual edit

Symbol edit

eng

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for English.

English edit

Pronunciation edit

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

Etymology 1 edit

Probably from Dutch eng (narrow), also compare 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).

Adjective edit

eng

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

Etymology 2 edit

Probably created in analogy with other names for nasal consonants em (m) and en (n).

Noun edit

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. .
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Derived terms edit

(ŋ):

Anagrams edit

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

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]

Adjective edit

eng (feminine enge)

  1. deaf and dumb

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References edit

  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

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse eng.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

eng c (singular definite engen, plural indefinite enge)

  1. A meadow.

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

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Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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.

Adjective edit

eng (comparative enger, superlative engst)

  1. scary, creepy
  2. narrow
  3. small
Inflection edit
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 terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: eng
  • ? English: eng

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch enc.

Noun edit

eng m (plural engen)

  1. Alternative form of enk.

Anagrams edit

German edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

eng (strong nominative masculine singular enger, comparative enger, superlative am engsten)

  1. narrow, tight
    enge Freunde.close friends.

Declension edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • eng” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • eng” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • eng” in Duden online

Kosraean edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

eng

  1. wind

Luxembourgish edit

Pronunciation edit

Article edit

eng f

  1. Feminine singular indefinite article: a, an
    Si huet zwéin Hënn an eng Kaz.
    She has two dogs and a cat.
  2. Plural indefinite article: some; only used in wéi eng (what kind of), sou eng (such, this kind of), and to indicate a vague number before numerals and certain adjectives like ettlech
    Si huet eng fofzéng Kazen.
    She has some fifteen cats.

Declension edit

Luxembourgish indefinite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. en eng en (eng)
dative engem enger engem (engen)
Plural forms indicate a vague number (before numerals and certain adjectives).

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

eng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of éng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ěng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of èng.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse eng.

Noun edit

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

  1. a meadow

Derived terms edit

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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

  1. a meadow

Inflection edit

References edit

Old Frisian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːŋ/, [ˈɛːŋ]

Determiner edit

ēng

  1. Alternative form of ēnich

References edit

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

Old Norse edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *angijō f.

Noun edit

eng f or n

  1. meadow

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

References edit

  • 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

Swedish edit

Noun edit

eng c

  1. Archaic spelling of äng (meadow).

See also edit

  • eng. (English)

Uzbek edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

Other scripts
Cyrillic энг (eng)
Latin eng
Perso-Arabic

eng

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

Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

eng f (plural engiau)

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

Mutation edit

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 also edit