Zunge

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zunga, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ; from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s ‎(tongue).

Germanic Cognates include Old Saxon tunga, Low German Tung, Old Dutch tunga, Dutch tong, Old English tunge (Modern English tongue), West Frisian tonge, Old Norse tunga (> Swedish tunga, Faroese tunga, Norwegian tunge, Swedish tunga, Danish tunge) and Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 ‎(tuggō).

Non-Germanic-Cognates with identical meaning include Irish teanga, Welsh tafod, Latin lingua (> Portuguese língua, Spanish lengua, Catalan llengua, French langue, Italian lingua, Romanian limbă), Armenian լեզու ‎(lezu), Lithuanian liežùvis, Sanskrit जिह्वा ‎(jihvā́), Persian زبان ‎(zabân), Proto-Slavic *(j)ęzykъ (> Czech jazyk, Polish język, Russian язы́к ‎(jazýk), Serbo-Croatian јѐзик, Bulgarian ези́к ‎(ezík)).

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Zunge f ‎(genitive Zunge, plural Zungen, diminutive Zünglein n or Züngelchen n)

  1. tongue (organ in the mouth)
  2. tongue (flap in a shoe)

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