چنگ

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See also: خنک‎, خنگ‎, حنك‎, جنک, and جنگ

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Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kog-, *keg-, *keng- (peg, hook, claw). Compare English hook; also related to Old Armenian ճանկ (čank), an Iranian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian چنگ
Iranian Persian
Tajik чанг (čang)

چنگ (čang) (plural چنگ‌ها(čang-hâ) or چنگان(čangân))

  1. claw, talon
  2. clutch, embrace
  3. (dialectal, literary) hand, finger
  4. (dialectal, literary) beak

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  • Georgian: ჭანგი (č̣angi)

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly related to the meaning of “claw” and “talon”, from Middle Persian [script needed] (cng /čang/, harp). Cognate to Parthian [Manichaean needed] (šng /šang/, harp), Sogdian [Manichaean needed] (cyngry’ /čingaryā/), [Manichaean needed] (cngry’ /čangaryā/, (a kind of) musical instrument, (a kind of) harp); also related to Arabic صَنْج(ṣanj), a Middle Persian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

چنگ (čang) (plural چنگ‌ها(čang-hâ))

  1. (music) lyre, harp
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