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NounEdit

tonge (plural tonges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tongue
    • 1570, Roger Ascham, The Scholemaster:
      Or plaine and perfite way of teachyng children, to vnderstand, write, and speake, the Latin tong, but specially purposed for the priuate brynging vp of youth in Ientlemen and Noble mens houses, and commodious also for all such, as haue forgot the Latin tonge, and would, by themselues, without a Scholemaster, in short tyme, and with small paines, recouer a sufficient habilitie, to vnderstand, write, and speake Latin.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tongē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of tongeō

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

tonge f

  1. tongue
  2. speech, language

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: tong
  • Limburgish: tóng

Further readingEdit

  • tonghe”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “tonge”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN


Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English tunge, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ (tongue), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

tonge (plural tonges)

  1. Alternative form of tung

DescendantsEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian tunge, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

tonge c (plural tongen, diminutive tonkje)

  1. tongue

Further readingEdit

  • tonge (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011