tunge

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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. definite singular 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

DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tunge

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of tung.
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