tunga

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s; cognate with English tongue.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunga f (genitive singular tungu, plural tungur)

  1. tongue (organ)
  2. mother tongue, language
  3. tongue of land in a stream
  4. the tongue of a shoe
  5. lemon sole (Microstomus kitt)

Declension[edit]

f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunga tungan tungur tungurnar
Accusative tungu tunguna tungur tungurnar
Dative tungu tunguni tungum tungunum
Genitive tungu tungunnar tunga tunganna

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s; cognate with English tongue.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunga f (genitive singular tungu, nominative plural tungur)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue
  2. language
  3. the tongue of a shoe

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Kuikúro[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunga

  1. water
    • 2010, Ergativity in Amazonia (ISBN 9027206708):
      tunga heke leha ate-lü-ko leha
      water ERG CMPL surround-PNCT-PL CMPL
      'the water surrounded them'
    • 2012, Languages of the Amazon (ISBN 0199593566):
      tuŋá-héke létʃa ate-lə-ko léha
      water-ERG AP 3-encircle-PUNCTUAL-PL ASP
      'The water encircled them.'

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tunga m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of tunge

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunga f

  1. singular definite of tunge
  2. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by tunge

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

Noun[edit]

tunga f

  1. tongue

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See tung

Noun[edit]

tunga ?

  1. dung

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Compare Old Saxon, Old Dutch tunga, Old English and Old Frisian tunga, Old High German zunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō).

Noun[edit]

tunga f (genitive tungu, plural tungur)

  1. tongue

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Compare Old English tunge, Old Frisian tunge, Old Dutch tunga, Old High German zunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō) and Old Norse tunga (Icelandic tunga (tongue)).

Noun[edit]

tunga f

  1. tongue
  2. language

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Descendants[edit]

  • New Saxon (Low Saxon, Low German): Tung

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tunga

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of tung

Noun[edit]

tunga c

  1. a tongue (organ)
    hålla tungan rätt i mun
    carefully keep the balance
  2. a tongue (flap in a shoe)
  3. a tounge, a language, speech
    tala i tungor
    speak in tounges
    De skatter som förvärvas genom falsk tunga, de äro en försvinnande dunst och hasta till döden.
    The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. (Proverbs 21:6)
  4. (archaic) weight (how heavy something is, from the adjective tung = heavy)
    1. a weight (for measuring weight with scales)
      Tyskland var då tungan på den europeiska jämviktens vågskål
      Germany was then the weight in the pan of the European balance
    2. a burden, a trouble
    3. a duty, something one is forced to do or pay

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