See also: singé and sînge

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sengen, from Old English senġan, sænċġan (to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict), from Proto-West Germanic *sangijan (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

  • IPA(key): /sɪnd͡ʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
  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.

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singe m (plural singes)

  1. monkey
  2. ape
  3. (derogatory) foolish or mischievous man
  4. (derogatory) shrewd man
    Synonym: renard
    Ne laisse personne entrer dans cette pièce, surtout ce singe-ci.
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  5. (slang) hierarchical superior
    ― Allons voir le vieux singe ! soupira Maigret, qui n'avait jamais pu sentir le juge Coméliau.
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GermanEdit

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singe

  1. inflection of singen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

HunsrikEdit

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VerbEdit

singe

  1. to sing

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Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

singe

  1. Alternative form of singen

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sīmius.

NounEdit

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

  1. monkey (animal)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: singe
  • Norman: sînge (Jersey)

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 Ottoman Turkish سونگو(süngü).

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singe (n class, plural singe)

  1. bayonet