Lunge

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See also: lunge and lungë

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lunge, from Old High German lunga, from Proto-Germanic *lungô (literally the light organ), from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ- (light, agile, nimble). Compare Dutch long, English lung, Danish lunge, Swedish lunga, Icelandic lunga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlʊŋə/
  • Hyphenation: Lun‧ge
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Noun[edit]

Lunge f (genitive Lunge, plural Lungen)

  1. (physiology, anatomy) lung, lungs

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German singular may refer to a person’s left or right lung, or to both lungs collectively. Compare the same in Hüfte (hip, hips).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lunge” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Lunge” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Lunge” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Lunge on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lunge f

  1. plural of Lung

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian lungen, from Proto-West Germanic [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *lunganjō. Cognates include West Frisian longe and English lung.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lunge f (plural Lungen)

  1. lung

References[edit]

  • Piet Kramer (1961), “Lunge”, in Seelter Woudebouk (Paat Seeltersk-Düütsk), Leeuwarden
  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Lunge”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN