cag

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See also: CAG, çağ, cág, and Çağ

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English kag, of North Germanic origin, related to Old Norse kaggi, Swedish kagge.

Noun[edit]

cag (plural cags)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland) A keg.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

cag (plural cags)

  1. (Britain, informal) Short for cagoule.

Etymology 3[edit]

From English dialect, from Middle English *kagge, perhaps from Old Norse *kagi, *kaggi, from Proto-Germanic *kagô (bush, stump). Cognate with dialectal German Kag (cabbage stalk, stump), Swedish kage (treestump). Possibly from the same root as Old Norse kaggi (barrel, cask, keg).[1] Doublet of chag.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cag (plural cags)

  1. (dialectal) A projecting piece left on a tree or shrub when a branch is severed; knob; stump.
  2. (dialectal) The stump of a broken tooth; a tooth standing alone.
  3. (dialectal) An angular tear or rent in a piece of cloth.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

cag (third-person singular simple present cags, present participle cagging, simple past and past participle cagged)

  1. (slang, obsolete, transitive) To vex; to annoy.
    • 1824, Pierce Egan, Boxiana; Or, Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism (page 344)
      If a little petulance be discovered in SPRING's printed reply, perhaps it was cagged out of him by the very unceremonious manner of approach adopted by Langan and Reynolds []
References[edit]
  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liberman, A. (2009). Word Origins And How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone. United States: Oxford University Press, p. 179

Anagrams[edit]


Mapudungun[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cag (Raguileo spelling)

  1. (anatomy) leg
  2. (anatomy) thigh
  3. hook

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

cag ?

  1. foot

White Hmong[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cag

  1. root.

References[edit]

  • Heimbach, Ernest E. (1979) White Hmong — English Dictionary[1], SEAP Publications, →ISBN.

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ɟɤːkᴰ (rope; cord). Cognate with Thai เชือก (chʉ̂ʉak), Lao ເຊືອກ (sư̄ak), ᦵᦋᦲᧅ (tsoek), Tai Dam ꪹꪋꪀ, Shan ၸိူၵ်ႈ (tsōek), Tai Nüa ᥓᥫᥐ (tsoek), Ahom 𑜋𑜢𑜤𑜀𑜫 (chük), Nong Zhuang zowg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cag (Sawndip forms 𰫦 or or or ⿰糹长, 1957–1982 spelling cag)

  1. rope; string; cord
    Synonym: (dialectal) cieg

Derived terms[edit]