tanka

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See also: Tanka, tanke, tänka, tenke, and tænke

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 短歌 (tanka たんか, short song), from Middle Chinese (twán "short") + (ka "song") (compare Mandarin duǎngē 短歌).

Noun[edit]

tanka

  1. a form of Japanese verse in five lines of 5,7,5,7,7 morae
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 啖呵 (tanka).

Noun[edit]

tanka

  1. a strong, forceful expression
  2. a Tibetan painting of the Buddha on fabric.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanka (plural tankas)

  1. A kind of boat used in Canton, about 25 feet long and often rowed by women.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of S. W. Williams to this entry?)
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanka (plural tankas)

  1. (historical) A coin and unit of currency of varying value, formerly used in parts of India and Central Asia.
    • 1994, Stephen Frederic Dale, Indian Merchants and Eurasian Trade, 1600-1750, p. 29:
      In Uzbek Turan Shah Rukh's tanka remained the standard silver coin and weighed an average of slightly more than 5 g throughout the sixteenth century.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 42:
      The last of the gifts was fifteen horses with velvet and jewelled trappings and one hundred thousand tankas in cash.
    • 2011, Najaf Haider, in Irfan Habib (Ed.), Economic History of Medieval India, 1200-1500, Vol. VIII part 1, p. 152:
      A major shift in the usage of silver and billion coinage came about in the second quarter of the fourteenth century when Muḥammad Tughluq, after striking the ṭanka of 169.8 grains in the beginning, replaced it with a coin of lower weight (144 grains) called ‘adli, which was then treated as the standard ṭanka.

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Finnish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanka

  1. tanka (Japanese verse)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tanka

  1. rōmaji reading of たんか

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tanka

  1. simple past of tanke
  2. past participle of tanke

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English tank.

Verb[edit]

tanka (present tense tankar, past tense tanka, past participle tanka, passive infinitve tankast, present participle tankande, imperative tanka/tank)

  1. tank (put fuel into a tank)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanka c

  1. (archaic) thought; an antiquated female-gender form of tanke
    ... på Månan, och har gifvit anledning till den oriktiga tankan att där finnas eldsprutande berg.
    ... on the Moon, and has given occasion to the incorrect thought that it has fire-spouting mountains.

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Verb[edit]

tanka

  1. to refuel; to fill a tank with fuel
  2. (slang) to drink large quantities of alcohol; to booze

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