jong

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Tibetan རྫོང (rdzong, fortress, castle; province, district).

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Noun[edit]

jong (plural jongs)

  1. A Tibetan building which makes up a prefecture; typically a monastery or fortress.
    • 1933, Robert Byron, First Russia, Then Tibet, Tauris Parke 2011, p. 211:
      When they had gone I went for a solitary ride, rounding the Jong and striking out into the country through a subsidiary village.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 451:
      However, the Tibetans refused to negotiate – except on the British side of the frontier – and withdrew into their fortress, or jong.
    • 2011, Peter Harrison, Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas, Osprey 2011, p. 14:
      The origin of the Tibetan dzong is not known although there is evidence of Chinese and Mongol influences in the style of their military architecture.

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong (plural jongens)

  1. A male servant.
  2. (rare) A boy.

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Adjective[edit]

jong

  1. attributive form of jonk

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁en-. Compare West Frisian jong, German jung, English young, Danish ung.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jong (comparative jonger, superlative jongst)

  1. young
  2. new

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Noun[edit]

jong n (plural jongen)

  1. A young: a young being, especially an animal.

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Verb[edit]

jong

  1. first-person singular present indicative of jongen
  2. imperative of jongen

Limburgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jong

  1. young

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Noun[edit]

jong m (plural jonges)

  1. boy, young guy
  2. (colloquial, Maastrichtian) a colloquial term of address for a man, along the lines of e.g. mate
    Wie geit 't mèt diech jong? - How are you doing mate?
  3. A young: a young being, especially an animal.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jong (masculine jongen, feminine jong, neuter jongt)

  1. young (of an animal)
  2. unweaned

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Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong

  1. junk (a Chinese ship)

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German junc, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁en-.

Adjective[edit]

jong

  1. young

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