See also: Tunge

Danish edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Danish tungæ, Old Norse tunga, Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, cognate with English tongue, German Zunge, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō). The Germanic word goes back to Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue), cf. Latin lingua, Sanskrit जिह्वा (jihvā́).

Noun edit

tunge c (singular definite tungen, plural indefinite tunger)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. sole (fish)
  3. (poetic) language
    • 1856, Frederik E. Schiern, Historiske studier, page 86:
      Men da ei Grunden blev tilstrækkelig / For Folkets Antal, drog de over til / Det sorte Bjerg, ja til det hvide Land, / Hvor, skjult bag ved en evig Muur af Iis, / Et andet Folk med anden Tunge taler.
      But when the place was insufficient / For the numbers of the people, they went to / The black mountain, yes, to the white land, / Where, hidden behind an eternal wall of ice, / Another people in another tongue speaks.
    • 2014, Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, Rosinante & Co, →ISBN:
      Deres høvding havde talt til ham i hans eget folks sprog og forklaret mange ting, som det var vanskeligt at udtrykke i en anden tunge.
      Their chief had spoken to him in his own [not the chief's] people's language and explained many things that would have been difficult to express in another tongue.
Inflection edit

Etymology 2 edit

See tung (heavy).

Adjective edit

tunge

  1. definite of tung
  2. plural of tung

Finnish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuŋːe/, [ˈt̪uŋːe̞]
  • Rhymes: -uŋːe
  • Syllabification(key): tun‧ge

Verb edit

tunge

  1. inflection of tunkea:
    1. present active indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular present imperative
    3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative

Anagrams edit

Middle English edit

Noun edit

tunge

  1. Alternative form of tonge (tongue)

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology 1 edit

 
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Adjective edit

tunge

  1. definite singular of tung
  2. plural of tung

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse tunga.

Noun edit

tunge f or m (definite singular tunga or tungen, indefinite plural tunger, definite plural tungene)

  1. a tongue
Derived terms edit

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

 
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utstrekt mennesketunge
 
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fisken tunge (Solea solea)

From Old Norse tunga f, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ f (tongue), from an N-stem variant of earlier Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s f (tongue).

Nordic cognates include Icelandic, Faroese, Norn, and Swedish tunga, Danish tunge, Elfdalian tungga. Other Germanic cognates include English tongue, West Frisian tonge, Dutch tong, German Zunge, and Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō).

Indo-European cognates include Armenian լեզու (lezu), Irish teanga, Latin lingua, Lithuanian liežuvis, Northern Kurdish ziman, Persian زبان, Polish język, Russian язык (jazyk), Sanskrit जिह्वा (jihvā), Tocharian A käntu, Tocharian B kantwo, Welsh tafod.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

tunge f (definite singular tunga, indefinite plural tunger, definite plural tungene)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue
    Menneske kan smaka med tunga.
    Humans can taste with their tongue.
  2. (metonymically) a language; speech
  3. (metonymically) a voice
  4. (religion, often in the plural) glossolalia
  5. something which resembles a tongue
    1. a flame
    2. a tongue in a swallowtail flag
    3. a tongue in a shoe
      Synonym: pløse
    4. (poetic) bladepoint; tip of a spear, sword, lance or other
  6. (zoology) Dover sole fish (Solea solea)
    Synonyms: tungeflyndre, sjøtunge, skosole
  7. (rail transport) points (Britain, Ireland, Australia, India); switch (US) (the part of the railway switch that actually moves)
  8. (fishing) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse þungi, from the adjective tung (heavy) (Old Norse þungr).

Noun edit

tunge m (definite singular tungen, indefinite plural tungar, definite plural tungane)

  1. heaviness, weight
  2. pressure
  3. sleepiness
  4. (in the definite singular) most, the majority

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective edit

tunge

  1. definite singular of tung
  2. plural of tung

References edit

  • “tunge” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • tunge” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • Confer with (Norwegian Bokmål) “tunge_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Anagrams edit

Old English edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *tungā.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtun.ɡe/, [ˈtuŋ.ɡe]

Noun edit

tunge f

  1. a tongue
  2. a language
    Synonym: ġeþēode

Declension edit

Descendants edit

Old Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *tungā, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ.

Noun edit

tunge f

  1. tongue
  2. language

Inflection edit

Declension of tunge, tunga

(feminine n-stem)

singular plural
nominative tunge, tunga tunga
genitive tunga tungana, tungena
dative tunga tungum, tungem
accusative tunga tunga

Descendants edit

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Swedish edit

Adjective edit

tunge

  1. definite natural masculine singular of tung