See also: länga, långa, and lângă

DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin līngua.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

langa f (plural lange)

  1. language
    langa dalmataDalmatian language
  2. tongue

GooniyandiEdit

NounEdit

langa

  1. salt

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse langa (to long for; desire), from Proto-Germanic *langōną (to desire; long for), related to English long, German verlangen. More at long.

VerbEdit

langa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative langaði, supine langað)

  1. (impersonal) to want
    Hvað langar þig í? — Mig langar í nammi og ís!
    What do you want? — I want candy and ice cream!
    Mig langar heim.I want to go home.
    Hana langaði að hitta foreldra mína.She wanted to meet my parents.
Usage notesEdit
  • The person who wants to do something is in the accusative case and the verb is conjugated in the third-person singular. When you are referring to an object you want, langa í (to want, to have an appetite for something) is used. When you want to perform a verb, the verb langa is used.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse langa; compare Faroese longa.

NounEdit

langa f (genitive singular löngu, nominative plural löngur)

  1. ling (fish)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

langa m

  1. inflection of langur:
    1. accusative indefinite plural
    2. genitive indefinite plural

KarelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Finnish lanka.

NounEdit

langa

  1. yarn

KriolEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English along. Compare Bislama and Tok Pisin long.

PrepositionEdit

langa

  1. at, in, on
  2. to, into
  3. with

DescendantsEdit

  • English: longa

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Maybe from Celtic.

NounEdit

langa f (genitive langae); first declension

  1. A kind of lizard

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative langa langae
Genitive langae langārum
Dative langae langīs
Accusative langam langās
Ablative langā langīs
Vocative langa langae

ReferencesEdit

  • langa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • langa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *lanka.

NounEdit

langa

  1. yarn

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

langa f

  1. definite singular of lange

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

langa f (definite singular langa, indefinite plural langer or langor, definite plural langene or langone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by lange
  2. definite singular of lange

VerbEdit

langa (present tense langar, past tense langa, past participle langa, passive infinitive langast, present participle langande, imperative lang)

  1. Alternative form of lange

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *langōną.

VerbEdit

langa

  1. to long for
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

langa f (genitive lǫngu)

  1. (zoology) ling
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

langa

  1. inflection of langr:
    1. strong feminine singular accusative
    2. strong masculine plural accusative
    3. weak masculine singular oblique
    4. weak feminine singular nominative
    5. weak neuter singular

ReferencesEdit

  • langa in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse langa, from Proto-Germanic *langōną.

VerbEdit

langa

  1. to long for

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • launa (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter)
  • làna (Sutsilvan)
  • lana (Vallader)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lāna.

NounEdit

langa f

  1. (Surmiran) wool

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German langen.

VerbEdit

langa (present langar, preterite langade, supine langat, imperative langa)

  1. to throw or give something to someone
  2. (slang) to buy liquor on behalf of youngsters who themselves are too young to be allowed to do it

ConjugationEdit

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