Zange

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zanga from an original *tanga, from Proto-Indo-European; compare Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌷𐌾𐌰𐌽 (tahjan, to tear), Dutch tang. Non-Germanic cognates include Ancient Greek δάκνω (dáknō, I bite), Albanian darë (tongs), Gheg Albanian danë, Sanskrit दशति (daśati, to bite).

Noun[edit]

Zange f (genitive Zange, plural Zangen)

  1. pliers
  2. pincers
  3. tongs

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