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

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

hong

  1. (obsolete) past tense of hang

Etymology 2Edit

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”)

NounEdit

hong (plural hongs)

  1. A foreign trading company in China.
    • 1935, William Ukers, All About Tea
      In this partly manufactured state they are sold to collectors, who re-sell them to tea hongs, or factories, and these hongs in turn resell to middlemen, who supply the foreign exporter.

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

NounEdit

hong m

  1. h-prothesized form of ong

VerbEdit

hong

  1. h-prothesized form of ong

LudianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *honka. Cognates include 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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *honka.

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

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Chinese (OC *koːŋ).

NounEdit

hong (Sawndip forms 𰏊 or ⿱功大 or or ⿰工空 or ⿱红工 or or or or 𭘎 or ⿱䒑巷 or , 1957–1982 spelling hoŋ)

  1. work; labor
    Synonym: goeng
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tai *χɔːŋᴬ (thing). Cognate with Thai ของ (kɔ̌ɔng), Northern Thai ᨡᩬᨦ, Lao ຂອງ (khǭng), ᦃᦸᧂ (ẋoang), Tai Dam ꪄꪮꪉ, Shan ၶွင် (khǎung), Zuojiang Zhuang kong.

NounEdit

hong (1957–1982 spelling hoŋ)

  1. (dialectal) thing; object
    Synonyms: doenghyiengh, doxgaiq, (dialectal) swhyiengh

ZouEdit

VerbEdit

hong

  1. open

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