See also: lúng, lừng, and lưng

EnglishEdit

 
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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). Superseded non-native Middle English pomoun (lung), borrowed from Old French poumon, pomon (lung).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

lung (plural lungs)

  1. (anatomy) A biological organ of vertebrates that controls breathing and oxygenates the blood.
    • 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.
  2. (in the plural) Capacity for exercise or exertion; breath.
    He hasn't the lungs to play long rallies like he use to.
  3. That which supplies oxygen or fresh air, such as trees, parklands, forest, etc., to a place.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 123:
      Afterwards he found that the vague feeling of alarm had spread to the clients of the underground railway, and that the Sunday excursionists began to return from all the South-Western "lungs" - Barnes, Wimbledon, Richmond Park, Kew, and so forth - at unnaturally early hours[.]

SynonymsEdit

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

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AromanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin longus. Compare Romanian lung.

AdjectiveEdit

lung m (feminine lunghe, masculine plural lundz, feminine plural lundzi)

  1. long

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IndonesianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlʊŋ]
  • Hyphenation: lung

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

NounEdit

lung (first-person possessive lungku, second-person possessive lungmu, third-person possessive lungnya)

  1. curve, bend.
    Synonym: keluk
  2. archer's bow.
    Synonym: busur

Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Malay [Term?], from Hokkien [Term?] (láng, lâng, lông, lóng, “bamboo container”).

NounEdit

lung (first-person possessive lungku, second-person possessive lungmu, third-person possessive lungnya)

  1. bottomless coffin.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

lung (first-person possessive lungku, second-person possessive lungmu, third-person possessive lungnya)

  1. alternative spelling of long (large firecracker).

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LashiEdit

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lung

  1. to force someone to put (something inside something)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

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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  • Romani: lùngo

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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

AdjectiveEdit

lung

  1. (only in compounds) loose

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