See also: hōng, hóng, hǒng, hòng, hông, hồng, and Hong

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Cantonese (hong4, trade, business).

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Could someone with knowledge of Cantonese verify this etymology? Is it a shortening of 洋行”)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hong (plural hongs)

  1. a foreign trading company in China
    tea hong

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

NounEdit

hong m

  1. h-prothesized form of ong

VerbEdit

hong

  1. h-prothesized form of ong

LudianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Finnish honka.

NounEdit

hong

  1. forest pine

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

hong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hóng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǒng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hòng.

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.

PalauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (hon).

NounEdit

hong

  1. book

VepsEdit

NounEdit

hong

  1. forest pine

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Chinese , Thai แห้ง (hɛ̂ɛng).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hong (𣈞, 𤈤)

  1. to dry (in the wind, sun, or near the fire)

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (OC *koːŋ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hong (old orthography hoŋ)

  1. work; labor.
    Synonym: goeng

ZouEdit

VerbEdit

hong

  1. open

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