See also: Gong, gòng, gông, gōng, göng, gǫng, gǒng, gọng, and goŋ

EnglishEdit

 
Gong (instrument)

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɒŋ
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Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Malay gong, possibly onomatopoeia.

NounEdit

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (music) A percussion instrument consisting of a metal disk that emits a sonorous sound when struck with a soft hammer.
  2. (Britain, slang) A medal or award, particularly Knight Bachelor.
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

gong (third-person singular simple present gongs, present participle gonging, simple past and past participle gonged)

  1. (intransitive) To make the sound of a gong; to ring a gong.
    • 1903, H. G. Wells, The Truth About Pyecraft
      Poor old Pyecraft! He has just gonged, no doubt to order another buttered tea-cake!
  2. (transitive) To send a signal to, using a gong or similar device.
    1. To halt (originally, a contestant in a talent show; later, a performer, a speaker).
      • 1996, Stephanie Holt, Maryanne Lynch, Motherlode
        As she was gonged, host Daryl Somers swept rapidly across and salvaged an embarrassing situation by putting his arm around her and asking her whether she had children.
    2. To warn.
      The driver gonged the pedestrian crossing the tracks, but the pedestrian didn't stop.
  3. (Britain, slang, transitive) To give an award or medal to.
    • 1997, Peter Stone, The Lady and the President (page 147)
      In 1972 he was awarded the British Red Cross Silver Medal for his services to the Red Cross. In 1978 he was 'gonged' once again, this time with the Queen's Jubilee Medal, marking the 25th year of her reign.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English gong, from Old English gong, where it was originally a variant of the noun gang (a going, walk, journey, way, etc.),[1] derived from the verb gangan (to go, walk, travel),[2] whose relation to go in Proto-Germanic remains unclear.[3] Doublet of gang.

NounEdit

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
  2. (obsolete) The contents of an outhouse pit: shit.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Mandarin (merit; achievement).

NounEdit

gong (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) A kind of cultivation energy, more powerful than qi.
  2. (uncountable) An advanced practice that cultivates such energy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "† gong, n.¹". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1900.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "gang, n."
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "gang, v.¹" & "go, v."

DrungEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *guŋ (body; back)

NounEdit

gong

  1. back
  2. body
  3. health

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Malay gong.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gong m (plural gongs, diminutive gongetje n)

  1. gong, disc-shaped metal percussion instrument

IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

gong (plural, first-person possessive gongku, second-person possessive gongmu, third-person possessive gongnya)

  1. (music) a large gong

JingphoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *guŋ (body; back)

NounEdit

gong

  1. physical body

LashiEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gong

  1. body
  2. middle

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

gong (plural gong-gong, informal 1st possessive gongku, impolite 2nd possessive gongmu, 3rd possessive gongnya)

  1. a large gong
  2. sound of a gong

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

gong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gǒng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gòng.

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

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Malay gong

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gonger, definite plural gongene)

  1. (music) a gong (percussion instrument)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the verb

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gonger or gongar, definite plural gongene or gongane)

  1. time
    Kor mange gonger hende det?
    How many times did it happen?

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Malay gong

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gongar, definite plural gongane)

  1. (music) a gong (percussion instrument)
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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay gong.

NounEdit

gong m (plural gongs)

  1. gong

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ZouEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gong

  1. thin

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