From Middle High German zange, from Old High German zanga, from Proto-Germanic *tangō, derived from Proto-Indo-European *denḱ- (“to bite”). Cognate with Dutch tang, English tong, Icelandic töng. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian darë (“tongs”), Ancient Greek δάκνειν (dáknein, “to bite”), Sanskrit दशति (daśati, “to bite”).
Zange f (genitive Zange, plural Zangen)
- While English has a multitude of partially overlapping words for tools of this kind, German generally uses only Zange and Pinzette (“tweezers, forceps”). All tools with a pivot near the front are called Zange. Those without such an element are also called Zange when large, but Pinzette when small.
- “Zange” in Duden online
- plural of