See also: Tunge

Contents

DanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɔnɡə/, [ˈtˢɔŋə]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Danish tungæ, Old Norse tunga, Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s(tongue).

NounEdit

tunge c (singular definite tungen, plural indefinite tunger)

  1. tongue (anatomy)
  2. sole (fish)
  3. 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 9788763836302)
      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.
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See tung(heavy).

AdjectiveEdit

tunge

  1. definite of tung
  2. plural of tung

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuŋːeˣ/
  • Hyphenation: tun‧ge

VerbEdit

tunge

  1. Indicative present connegative form of tunkea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of tunkea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of tunkea.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

tunge

  1. definite singular of tung
  2. plural of tung
 
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse tunga

NounEdit

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

  1. a tongue

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • (former reform[s] only): tunga

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tunga.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. tongue (organ)
    Menneske kan smaka med tunga.
    Humans can taste with their tongue.
  2. something that resembles a tongue (organ)

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tunge

  1. singular definite of tung
  2. plural of tung

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian tunge, Old Saxon tunga, Old Dutch tunga, Old High German zunge, Old Norse tunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉(tuggo).

Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit जिह्वा(jihvā), Archaic Latin dingua (Latin lingua, Avestan 𐬵𐬌𐬰𐬬𐬁(hizvā), Old Church Slavonic ѩзꙑкъ(językŭ), Lithuanian liežùvis, Old Irish tengae, Welsh tafod), Tocharian A käntu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtunɡe/, [ˈtuŋɡe]

NounEdit

tunge f

  1. a tongue
  2. a language
DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tunge

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of tung.