See also: Flamingo and flamingó

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A flamingo
 
Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus roseus) in flight

Etymology edit

From Portuguese flamengo (flamingo) and Spanish flamenco (flamingo), which were adapted from Catalan flamenc (flamingo), of disputed ultimate origin in this sense.[1] All three forms are used adjectivally as an ethnonym meaning 'Flemish' (of Germanic origin, cognate to English Fleming); Spanish flamenco refers also to a dance type. Compare also French flamant (flamingo).

  • The bird's name may derive from the ethnonym by an association of a ruddy complexion or hair color with the Flemings;[2] this etymology is supported by Corominas.[3] (In Spanish, flamenco can be used colloquially as an adjective meaning "robust, healthy-looking"[4]).
  • Alternatively, attempts have been made to derive either the dance flamenco,[5] the bird name or both from the distinct root of Latin flamma (flame); however, the pathway for this is unclear, as -enc(o) is not a typical derivational suffix in native Romance vocabulary. If Latin flamma was truly a base, the word possibly was a hybrid formation with a Germanic-derived ending (perhaps by influence from the Germanic-derived ethnonym).

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /fləˈmɪŋɡoʊ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəʊ

Noun edit

flamingo (plural flamingos or flamingoes)

  1. A wading bird of the family Phoenicopteridae.
    • 1950 April, Timothy H. Cobb, “The Kenya-Uganda Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 266:
      After Nakuru the light remains only long enough to see the Lake Nakuru, away to the south, with its fringe of pink flamingos, and as the darkness falls the old main line to Kisumu branches to the left.
  2. A deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.
    flamingo:  

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flamingo (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep pink color tinged with orange, like that of a flamingo.

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  1. ^ Germà Colón (2004), “Flamenc, flamenco, flamingo : "phoenicopterus ruber"”, in Revue de linguistique romane[1], volume 68
  2. ^ Stewart Edelstein (2002), “Unlikely Word Pairs: A Sampling of Dubious Dublets”, in Oberlin Alumni Magazine[2], volume 98, issue 1
  3. ^ Colón 2004, page 323
  4. ^ flamenco”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
  5. ^ William Sayers (2007), “Spanish Flamenco: origin, loan translation, and in- and out-group evolution (Romani, Caló, Castilian)”, in Romance Notes[3], volume 48, issue 1, page 14

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flamingo c (singular definite flamingoen, plural indefinite flamingoer)

  1. flamingo (bird)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo, from Old Occitan flamenc, which derives either from Latin flamma (flame), after the color of its plumage, or (less likely) from Middle Dutch vlaminc, after their ruddy skin color (compare Spanish flamenco).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌflaːˈmɪŋ.ɡoː/
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  • Hyphenation: fla‧min‧go

Noun edit

flamingo m (plural flamingo's, diminutive flamingootje n)

  1. A flamingo, bird of the family Phoenicopteridae
    Synonym: zeegans
  2. (particularly) The greater flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus
    Synonyms: Europese flamingo, grote flamingo
  3. (Suriname) Synonym of rode ibis

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  • Afrikaans: flamink

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Etymology edit

flamo (flame) +‎ -ingo (socket)

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flamingo (accusative singular flamingon, plural flamingoj, accusative plural flamingojn)

  1. gas burner

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From English flamingo, from Spanish flamengo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflɑmiŋːo/, [ˈflɑ̝miŋːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmiŋːo
  • Syllabification(key): fla‧min‧go

Noun edit

flamingo

  1. flamingo
  2. (specifically) greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Declension edit

Inflection of flamingo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative flamingo flamingot
genitive flamingon flamingojen
partitive flamingoa flamingoja
illative flamingoon flamingoihin
singular plural
nominative flamingo flamingot
accusative nom. flamingo flamingot
gen. flamingon
genitive flamingon flamingojen
partitive flamingoa flamingoja
inessive flamingossa flamingoissa
elative flamingosta flamingoista
illative flamingoon flamingoihin
adessive flamingolla flamingoilla
ablative flamingolta flamingoilta
allative flamingolle flamingoille
essive flamingona flamingoina
translative flamingoksi flamingoiksi
abessive flamingotta flamingoitta
instructive flamingoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of flamingo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative flamingoni flamingoni
accusative nom. flamingoni flamingoni
gen. flamingoni
genitive flamingoni flamingojeni
partitive flamingoani flamingojani
inessive flamingossani flamingoissani
elative flamingostani flamingoistani
illative flamingooni flamingoihini
adessive flamingollani flamingoillani
ablative flamingoltani flamingoiltani
allative flamingolleni flamingoilleni
essive flamingonani flamingoinani
translative flamingokseni flamingoikseni
abessive flamingottani flamingoittani
instructive
comitative flamingoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative flamingosi flamingosi
accusative nom. flamingosi flamingosi
gen. flamingosi
genitive flamingosi flamingojesi
partitive flamingoasi flamingojasi
inessive flamingossasi flamingoissasi
elative flamingostasi flamingoistasi
illative flamingoosi flamingoihisi
adessive flamingollasi flamingoillasi
ablative flamingoltasi flamingoiltasi
allative flamingollesi flamingoillesi
essive flamingonasi flamingoinasi
translative flamingoksesi flamingoiksesi
abessive flamingottasi flamingoittasi
instructive
comitative flamingoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative flamingomme flamingomme
accusative nom. flamingomme flamingomme
gen. flamingomme
genitive flamingomme flamingojemme
partitive flamingoamme flamingojamme
inessive flamingossamme flamingoissamme
elative flamingostamme flamingoistamme
illative flamingoomme flamingoihimme
adessive flamingollamme flamingoillamme
ablative flamingoltamme flamingoiltamme
allative flamingollemme flamingoillemme
essive flamingonamme flamingoinamme
translative flamingoksemme flamingoiksemme
abessive flamingottamme flamingoittamme
instructive
comitative flamingoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative flamingonne flamingonne
accusative nom. flamingonne flamingonne
gen. flamingonne
genitive flamingonne flamingojenne
partitive flamingoanne flamingojanne
inessive flamingossanne flamingoissanne
elative flamingostanne flamingoistanne
illative flamingoonne flamingoihinne
adessive flamingollanne flamingoillanne
ablative flamingoltanne flamingoiltanne
allative flamingollenne flamingoillenne
essive flamingonanne flamingoinanne
translative flamingoksenne flamingoiksenne
abessive flamingottanne flamingoittanne
instructive
comitative flamingoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative flamingonsa flamingonsa
accusative nom. flamingonsa flamingonsa
gen. flamingonsa
genitive flamingonsa flamingojensa
partitive flamingoaan
flamingoansa
flamingojaan
flamingojansa
inessive flamingossaan
flamingossansa
flamingoissaan
flamingoissansa
elative flamingostaan
flamingostansa
flamingoistaan
flamingoistansa
illative flamingoonsa flamingoihinsa
adessive flamingollaan
flamingollansa
flamingoillaan
flamingoillansa
ablative flamingoltaan
flamingoltansa
flamingoiltaan
flamingoiltansa
allative flamingolleen
flamingollensa
flamingoilleen
flamingoillensa
essive flamingonaan
flamingonansa
flamingoinaan
flamingoinansa
translative flamingokseen
flamingoksensa
flamingoikseen
flamingoiksensa
abessive flamingottaan
flamingottansa
flamingoittaan
flamingoittansa
instructive
comitative flamingoineen
flamingoinensa

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flamingo (first-person possessive flamingoku, second-person possessive flamingomu, third-person possessive flamingonya)

  1. flamingo

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flamingo (plural flamingo-flamingo, informal 1st possessive flamingoku, 2nd possessive flamingomu, 3rd possessive flamingonya)

  1. flamingo

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Etymology edit

From Portuguese flamingo.

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flamingo m (definite singular flamingoen, indefinite plural flamingoer, definite plural flamingoene)

  1. a flamingo

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From Portuguese flamingo.

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flamingo m (definite singular flamingoen, indefinite plural flamingoar, definite plural flamingoane)

  1. a flamingo

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flamingos

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Borrowed from English flamingo, from Portuguese and Spanish flamengo (flame colored), from Old Occitan flamenc (flame colored), from Latin flamma (flame) (compare Portuguese chama, flama).

Pronunciation edit

 

  • Hyphenation: fla‧min‧go
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flamingo m (plural flamingos)

  1. flamingo (bird)

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Borrowed from German Flamingo, from Spanish flamengo or Portuguese flamengo (flame colored).

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flamingo m (plural flamingi)

  1. flamingo (bird)

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /flaˈminɡo/ [flaˈmĩŋ.ɡo]
  • Rhymes: -inɡo
  • Syllabification: fla‧min‧go

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flamingo m (plural flamingos)

  1. flamingo

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Borrowed from Dutch flamingo. (The bird that in English is known as flamingo is known instead as segansi.)

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flamingo

  1. scarlet ibis, Eudocimus ruber
    Synonym: korikori

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Borrowed from English flamingo.

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flamingo (needs class)

  1. flamingo
    Synonym: heroe
    • 2012 February 5, “Utaliana yapata homa ya West Nile”, in BBC News Swahili[5]:
      Wingu la flamingo, au heroe, huvutia maelfu ya watu kila mwaka, watu wanaopenda kuwatazama kwenye kisiwa cha Sardinia, magharibi mwa Utaliana.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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flamingo c

  1. flamingo (bird)

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Declension of flamingo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative flamingo flamingon flamingor flamingorna
Genitive flamingos flamingons flamingors flamingornas

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