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See also: lînge, lingë, and -linge

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lengen (to linger), from Old English lengan (to make long, lengthen), from Proto-Germanic *langijaną (to make long). Cognate with Scots ling (to lengthen, prolong, delay; tarry, continue). More at linger.

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linge (third-person singular simple present linges, present participle linging, simple past and past participle linged)

  1. (intransitive, Britain, dialectal, obsolete) To work hard.

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EtymologyEdit

From a substantivation of Old French linge, from Latin līneus.

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linge m (plural linges)

  1. linen
  2. cloth
  3. (Switzerland) towel
  4. (Quebec, invariable) clothing

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linge

  1. present subjunctive analytic of ling

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingere, present active infinitive of lingō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ-.

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a linge (third-person singular present linge, past participle lins3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to lick

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