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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sengen, from Old English senġan, sænċġan (to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict), from Proto-Germanic *sangijaną (to burn, torch), from Proto-Indo-European *senk- (to burn). Cognate with West Frisian singe, sinzje (to singe), Saterland Frisian soange (to singe), Dutch zengen (to singe, scorch), German Low German sengen (to singe), German sengen (to singe, scorch), Icelandic sangur (singed, burnt, scorched).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

singe (third-person singular simple present singes, present participle singeing, simple past and past participle singed)

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
    • L'Estrange
      I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
  2. (transitive) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
  3. (transitive) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken, etc.) by passing it over a flame.

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NounEdit

singe (plural singes)

  1. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin sīmius.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃ʒ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

singe m (plural singes)

  1. monkey
  2. ape

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

singe

  1. First-person singular present of singen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  4. Imperative singular of singen.

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sīmius.

NounEdit

singe m (oblique plural singes, nominative singular singes, nominative plural singe)

  1. monkey (animal)

DescendantsEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German singen, Dutch zingen, English sing, Swedish sjunga.

VerbEdit

singe

  1. to sing

Sathmar SwabianEdit

VerbEdit

singe

  1. to sing

ReferencesEdit

  • Claus Stephani, Volksgut der Sathmarschwaben (1985)

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkish süngü.

NounEdit

singe (n class, plural singe)

  1. bayonet