dreng

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of drenjë, from Proto-Indo-European *dreu- (tree). Occurs in Cham Albanian.

Adjective[edit]

dreng m (feminine drenge)

  1. strong, healthy, sound

See also[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drengr (young warrior), from Proto-Germanic *drangijaz (man, servant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdrɛŋˀ/, [ˈd̥ʁɑ̈ŋˀ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

dreng c (singular definite drengen, plural indefinite drenge)

  1. boy, lad

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drengr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dreng m (definite singular drengen, indefinite plural drengar or drenger, definite plural drengane or drengene)

  1. a farmhand
  2. an assistant, apprentice

Further reading[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *drangī, from Proto-Germanic *drangijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /drenj/, [drend͡ʒ]

Noun[edit]

drenġ m

  1. warrior; soldier

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: dreng, dring
  • Law Latin: drengus