streng

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse strangr, from Proto-Germanic *strangja- (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-; related to Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff).

Adjective[edit]

streng (neuter strengt, definite and plural strenge, comparative strengere, superlative strengest)

  1. strict, tight, stringent
  2. hard, severe, rigorous
  3. stiff
  4. stern
  5. austere

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse strengr, from Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-.

Noun[edit]

streng c (singular definite strengen, plural indefinite strenge)

  1. string
  2. strand
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangijaz (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-. Compare German streng, English strong, Danish streng.

Adjective[edit]

streng (comparative strenger, superlative strengst)

  1. strict, severe, rigorous, unbending, cruel
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-. Compare Low German Strenge, German Strang, English string, Danish streng.

Noun[edit]

streng f, m (plural strengen, diminutive strengetje n)

  1. string, twined object, as most ropes or cords
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Prof. dr. G. Geerts e.a., van Dale. Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal. Utrecht - Antwerp, Van Dale Lexicografie, 1984 (eleventh edition). [leading Dutch dictionary in Dutch, commonly known as ‘de Grote Van Dale’]

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German strenge, from Old High German strengi (strong), strangi, from Proto-Germanic *strangijaz (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-; related to Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff). Compare German Strenge, Dutch streng, Danish streng, English strong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʃtʀɛŋ/
    Hyphenation: streng, comparative stren·ger, superlative am strengs·ten

Adjective[edit]

streng (comparative strenger, superlative am strengsten)

  1. severe, rigid, strict
    • 1787 CE: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Ich sehe kein Mittel, weder strenges noch gelindes, dem Übel zu steuern.
      I see no means, neither severe nor mild, by which to stem the evil.

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Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

streng streng

  1. very much, strictly
    • 1993 CE: Die Ärzte, Lieber Tee
      Da rauchen sie dann Haschisch ... aber das ist streng geheim.
      There they smoke hashish ... but that is strictly secret.

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sreng, from Old Norse strengr.

Noun[edit]

streng f (genitive streng, plural strengyn)

  1. string, cord, line
  2. wire

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
streng hreng
after "yn", treng
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-. Compare Old High German stranc and Old Norse strengr.

Noun[edit]

streng m

  1. string

Descendants[edit]