pang

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See also: pāng, páng, pǎng, and pàng

English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *pange, an altered form of prange, pronge (pang, throe, stab etc.)

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Noun[edit]

pang (plural pangs)

  1. (often pluralized) paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; sudden and transitory agony; throe
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, act 3, sc. 3,
      See, how the pangs of death do make him grin!
    • 1888, Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose" in The Happy Prince and Other Tales,
      So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
  2. (often pluralized) A sharp, sudden feeling of a mental or emotional nature, as of joy or sorrow
    • 1867, Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Guardian Angel, ch. 7,
      He was startled with a piece of information which gave him such an exquisite pang of delight that he could hardly keep the usual quiet of his demeanor.

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Verb[edit]

pang (third-person singular simple present pangs, present participle panging, simple past and past participle panged)

  1. (transitive) to torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering
    • 1918, Christopher Morley, "On Unanswering Letters" in Mince Pie,
      It panged him so to say good-bye when he had to leave.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pang (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. bucket

Declension[edit]

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of páng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pàng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter) paun
  • (Sutsilvan) pàn
  • (Vallader) pan

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis.

Noun[edit]

pang m

  1. (Surmiran) bread

Noun[edit]

pang m (plural pangs)

  1. (Surmiran) loaf of bread

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Interjection[edit]

pang

  1. bang (verbal percussive sound)

Noun[edit]

pang n

  1. bang, explosion
    • 1887, August Strindberg, Hemsöborna
      när plötsligen det hördes ett pang! utanför på gården och rasslet av glasskärvor.
      when suddenly they heard a bang! outside in the yard and the sound of broken glass.
    Han vaknade med ett pang.
    He woke up with a bang.
  2. (colloquial, dated) pension house, hotel; Contraction of pensionat.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The Swedish translation of John Cleese's Fawlty Towers (1975), "Pang i bygget" (1979) is a pun based on both definitions.