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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lunge, longe, from Old English lungen, from Proto-Germanic *lunganjō, an enlargement of *lungô (the light organ, lung), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (not heavy, agile, nimble); compare *h₁lengʷʰ-, whence ultimately also light. Cognate with West Frisian long, Dutch long, German Lunge, Danish lunge, Norwegian lunge, Swedish lunga, Icelandic lunga, and also Russian лёгкое (ljóxkoje) (lung), Ancient Greek ἐλαφρός (elaphrós, light in weight) and perhaps Albanian lungë (blister, bulge). Compare Latin levis and Old English lēoht (Modern English light). See also lights (lungs).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: lŭng, IPA(key): /ˈlʌŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

NounEdit

lung (plural lungs)

  1. (anatomy) A biological organ that extracts oxygen from the air.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.

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  • (organ): (in the plural) bellows (informal or archaic), (in the plural) lights (of an animal, used as food)

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lung m (oblique and nominative feminine singular lunge)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of long

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin longus (long, adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós (long).

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lung m or n (feminine singular lungă, plural lungi)

  1. long
    Asta e o stradă foarte lungă!
    This is a really long street!

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RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin longus.

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lung m (feminine singular lunga, masculine plural lungs, feminine plural lungas)

  1. long

VietnameseEdit

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lung (𢥆)

  1. (of thought) very hard

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lung

  1. (only in compounds) loose

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