beng

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See also: BEng, béng, bèng, bēng, běng, B.Eng., and B. Eng.

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • benk (Gheg)
  • plural: bengë

Etymology[edit]

From Gheg benk, from Bavarian Pienk ‘finch’.[1]

Noun[edit]

beng m (indefinite plural bengje, definite singular bengu, definite plural bengjet)

  1. golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
  2. (dialectal) necklace made of gold or precious stones
  3. (dialectal) mole (on the body)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vladimir Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden: Brill, 1998), 21.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

beng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of béng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of běng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bèng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

beng m (plural benga)

  1. devil

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bank.

Noun[edit]

beng

  1. bank

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

beng (old orthography beŋ, Sawndip forms , , , , 𢪝)

  1. to pull on; to tug on
    Synonyms: nengh (dialectal), caj (dialectal)
  2. to lead (with the hand or a rope)
  3. to pull out; to pull up

Derived terms[edit]