dang

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dăng, IPA(key): /dæŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

c. 1797,[1] a minced oath of damn.

Verb[edit]

dang (third-person singular simple present dangs, present participle danging, simple past and past participle danged)

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.

Interjection[edit]

dang

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.

Adjective[edit]

dang (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.
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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

dang (plural dangs)

  1. A damn, a negligible quantity, minimal consideration.
    I don't give a dang.

Etymology 2[edit]

See ding.

Verb[edit]

dang

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of ding

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

dang (third-person singular simple present dangs, present participle danging, simple past and past participle danged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To dash.
    (Can we date this quote?), Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander[1]:
    Till she, o'ercome with anguish, shame, and rage,
    Danged down to hell her loathsome carriage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ dang”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.“dang, v.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A lengthening of danë, Gheg variant of darë. Compare Old High German zanga (tongs).

Noun[edit]

dang f

  1. bite, nip

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Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Burmese တိုင်း (tuing:)

Verb[edit]

dang

  1. to measure

References[edit]

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31), “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[2], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Kholosi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

dang

  1. full

References[edit]

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[3], pages 13-36

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dang

  1. second-person singular imperative of dangen

Manam[edit]

Noun[edit]

dang

  1. water

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dang (dang5 / dang0, Zhuyin ˙ㄉㄤ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dàng.

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.

Northern Haida[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Haida dáng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dang

  1. you
    haaw-gwaa dang qaaguhla-gii? (in songs or storytelling)
    /haːw.ɡ̊waː d̥aŋ qʰaːɡ̊uhla.ɡ̊i/
    there-(question) you leave-(perfect tense)
    Have you left?
    kuu-gu dang qaaguhl-gii? (in speech)
    /kʰːu.ɡ̊u d̥aŋ qʰaːɡ̊uhl.ɡ̊i/
    there-(question) you leave-(perfect tense)
    Have you left?

References[edit]

  • John Enrico, Northern Haida Songs

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *taang (to extend, stretch); cognate with Khmer ត្រដាង (trɑdaang, to stretch out limbs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dang

  1. (of limbs) to stretch out

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