See also: Jong

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tibetan རྫོང (rdzong, fortress, castle; province, district).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jong (plural jongs)

  1. A Tibetan building which makes up a prefecture; typically a monastery or fortress.
    • 1933, Robert Byron, First Russia, Then Tibet, Tauris Parke 2011, p. 211:
      When they had gone I went for a solitary ride, rounding the Jong and striking out into the country through a subsidiary village.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 451:
      However, the Tibetans refused to negotiate – except on the British side of the frontier – and withdrew into their fortress, or jong.
    • 2011, Peter Harrison, Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas, Osprey 2011, p. 14:
      The origin of the Tibetan dzong is not known although there is evidence of Chinese and Mongol influences in the style of their military architecture.

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch jongen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jong (plural jongens)

  1. A male servant.
  2. (rare) A boy.
    Synonym: seun

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AdjectiveEdit

jong

  1. attributive form of jonk

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch jonc, from Old Dutch jung, from Proto-West Germanic *jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /jɔŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔŋ
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

jong (comparative jonger, superlative jongst)

  1. young
  2. new

InflectionEdit

Inflection of jong
uninflected jong
inflected jonge
comparative jonger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial jong jonger het jongst
het jongste
indefinite m./f. sing. jonge jongere jongste
n. sing. jong jonger jongste
plural jonge jongere jongste
definite jonge jongere jongste
partitive jongs jongers

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

jong n (plural jongen, diminutive jonkie n or jongske n)

  1. A young: a young being, especially an animal.

VerbEdit

jong

  1. first-person singular present indicative of jongen
  2. imperative of jongen

See alsoEdit


LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch jonc, from Old Dutch jung, from Proto-West Germanic *jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós.

AdjectiveEdit

jong

  1. young

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

jong m (plural jonges)

  1. boy, young guy
  2. (colloquial, Maastrichtian) a colloquial term of address for a man, along the lines of e.g. mate
    Wie geit 't mèt diech jong?
    How are you doing mate?
  3. A young: a young being, especially an animal.

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LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

jong (masculine jongen, neuter jongt, comparative méi jong, superlative am jéngsten)

  1. (regional, dated) Alternative form of jonk

DeclensionEdit

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Min Nan (tsûng), from Proto-Min *-džionᴬ (ship, boat), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-lawŋ (boat). Compare Old Chinese (OC *ɦljon).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jong (Jawi spelling جوڠ‎, plural jong-jong, informal 1st possessive jongku, impolite 2nd possessive jongmu, 3rd possessive jongnya)

  1. Jong (a Javanese-Malay cargo and passenger ship)

Further readingEdit


ZouEdit

NounEdit

jong

  1. monkey

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