gunga

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Dyirbal[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gunga

  1. (of fruits or nuts that ripen in the sun) Unripe, green.
  2. (in cooking) Raw, uncooked.
  3. (of humans and animals) Alive.

Usage notes[edit]

When translating Dyirbal into English, to use the term 'raw' is a rough translation; it may be better to say not yet ready for eating. So, if asking a Dyirbal speaker if something may be eaten gunga, you’ll be self-contradictive (like asking Can I eat this inedible thing?).

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References[edit]

Language in Danger, Andrew Dalby, 2003.


Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunga f (genitive singular gungu, nominative plural gungur)

  1. coward, craven

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi गूंगा (gūṅgā).

Noun[edit]

gunga

  1. mute (a person who cannot speak)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunga c

  1. a swing (hanging seat or foothold)

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Verb[edit]

gunga (present gungar, preterite gungade, supine gungat, imperative gunga)

  1. to swing (on a hanging seat or foothold)

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