bongo

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See also: bongó, bongô, bỡ ngỡ, and bɔŋɔ

English[edit]

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bongo drums

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish bongo

Noun[edit]

bongo (plural bongos)

  1. A striped bovine mammal found in Africa, Tragelaphus eurycerus.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From American Spanish bongó

Noun[edit]

bongo (plural bongos or bongoes)

  1. Either of a pair of small drums of Cuban origin, played by beating with the hands.
    • 1984, Dire Straits (band), Money for Nothing (song)
      He's banging on the bongos like a chimpanzee.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

bongo (third-person singular simple present bongos, present participle bongoing, simple past and past participle bongoed)

  1. To play the bongo drums.
  2. Of the heart, etc.: to beat with an irregular rhythm.
  3. To hit something rhythmically with the hands.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from English bongo, from Spanish bongó, probably of onomatopoeic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔŋ.ɡoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bon‧go

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bongo's)

  1. (music) A bongo (small Cuban drum used in pairs).

Finnish[edit]

(index b)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboŋːo/, [ˈbo̞ŋːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -oŋːo
  • Syllabification: bon‧go

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish bongo.

Noun[edit]

bongo

  1. bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus (syn. Taurotragus euryceros)
    Bongo ei toistaiseksi ole uhanalainen vaikka on monilla alueilla harvinaistunut tai hävinnyt.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of bongo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative bongo bongot
genitive bongon bongojen
partitive bongoa bongoja
illative bongoon bongoihin
singular plural
nominative bongo bongot
accusative nom. bongo bongot
gen. bongon
genitive bongon bongojen
partitive bongoa bongoja
inessive bongossa bongoissa
elative bongosta bongoista
illative bongoon bongoihin
adessive bongolla bongoilla
ablative bongolta bongoilta
allative bongolle bongoille
essive bongona bongoina
translative bongoksi bongoiksi
instructive bongoin
abessive bongotta bongoitta
comitative bongoineen
Possessive forms of bongo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person bongoni bongomme
2nd person bongosi bongonne
3rd person bongonsa

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bongo, from American Spanish bongó.

Noun[edit]

bongo

  1. (music) bongo
    Bongoja soitetaan myös Lähi-idässä, Turkissa ja arabimaissa.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of bongo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative bongo bongot
genitive bongon bongojen
partitive bongoa bongoja
illative bongoon bongoihin
singular plural
nominative bongo bongot
accusative nom. bongo bongot
gen. bongon
genitive bongon bongojen
partitive bongoa bongoja
inessive bongossa bongoissa
elative bongosta bongoista
illative bongoon bongoihin
adessive bongolla bongoilla
ablative bongolta bongoilta
allative bongolle bongoille
essive bongona bongoina
translative bongoksi bongoiksi
instructive bongoin
abessive bongotta bongoitta
comitative bongoineen
Possessive forms of bongo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person bongoni bongomme
2nd person bongosi bongonne
3rd person bongonsa
Derived terms[edit]

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of Bantu origin

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bongos)

  1. bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)

Italian[edit]

Bongo Burger Zoo.jpg

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably of Bantu origin.

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bonghi)

  1. bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)

Etymology 2[edit]

From American Spanish bongó

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bonghi)

  1. bongo (Afro-Cuban percussion instrument)

References[edit]

  • bongo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bongo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼんご

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of Bantu origin

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bongos)

  1. bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus, an African antelope)

Romani[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bongo (feminine bongi, plural bonge)

  1. left
    Synonym: stungo
    Antonym: ćaćo

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably of Bantu origin

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bongos)

  1. bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbonɡo/, [ˈbõŋɡo]

Etymology 2[edit]

From a Native American word.

Noun[edit]

bongo m (plural bongos)

  1. large canoe

Swahili[edit]

bongo

Noun[edit]

bongo (ma class, plural mabongo)

  1. (anatomy) brain
  2. brains (mental faculties)

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