EnglishEdit

 jungle on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

1776, borrowed from Hindi जंगल / Urdu جنگل(jaṅgal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡ(ə)l/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋɡəl

NounEdit

jungle (countable and uncountable, plural jungles)

  1. A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals.
  2. (colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.
    It’s a jungle out there.
    • Thomas Carlyle
      [] lost in such a jungle of intrigues, pettifoggings, treacheries, diplomacies domestic and foreign []
  3. (slang) An area where hobos camp together.
  4. (uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
  5. (Britain) A migrant camp.
  6. (Israel, Texas, US) a desert region
  7. (vulgar, slang) a hairy vulva

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DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: jungla
  • French: jungle
  • Japanese: ジャングル (janguru)
  • Russian: джу́нгли (džúngli) (see there for further descendants)

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Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Jung (boy).

VerbEdit

jungle

  1. (Uri) to give birth to a male

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle, Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal), Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /djɔnɡlə/, [ˈd̥jɔŋlə]

NounEdit

jungle c (singular definite junglen, plural indefinite jungler)

  1. jungle

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle, from Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal) and Urdu جنگل(jangal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʏŋ.ɡəl/
  • Hyphenation: jun‧gle

NounEdit

jungle m (plural jungles, diminutive jungletje n)

  1. jungle, dense tropical rainforest [from early 19th c.]
    • 1825 January 8, "Uittreksels van Amerikaansche nieuwspapieren", De Curaçaosche Courant, Vol. XIII, No. 1, page 2.
      Het eerste gevecht was een aanval op een detachement door vele duizenden der Burmesen, in den mond van een jungle, waerdoor zy gedekt waren.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonym: rimboe

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒœ̃ɡl/, (rarer, dated) /ʒɔ̃ɡl/
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NounEdit

jungle f (plural jungles)

  1. jungle (large humid forest)
  2. (derogatory) jungle (dog eat dog place, lawless area)
    Synonym: zone de non-droit

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