singe

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See also: singé and sînge

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sengen, from Old English sengan, sæncgan (to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict), from Proto-Germanic *sangijaną (to burn, torch), from Proto-Indo-European *senk- (to burn). Cognate with Dutch zengen (to singe, scorch), German sengen (to singe, scorch), Icelandic sangr (burnt, scorched).

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Verb[edit]

singe (third-person singular simple present singes, present participle singeing, simple past and past participle singed)

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
    • L'Estrange
      I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
  2. (transitive) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
  3. (transitive) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken, etc.) by passing it over a flame.

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Noun[edit]

singe (plural singes)

  1. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīmius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

singe m (plural singes)

  1. monkey
  2. ape

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

singe

  1. First-person singular present of singen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  4. Imperative singular of singen.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīmius.

Noun[edit]

singe m (oblique plural singes, nominative singular singes, nominative plural singe)

  1. monkey (animal)

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