eng

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See also: Eng, ENG, eng., Eng., -eng, ēng, and èng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Dutch eng ‎(narrow), also confer Old English enge ‎(narrow), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *anguz. No mention of the word is found in any surviving Middle English text, save for the Middle English compound word ang-nail. Related to Dutch eng ‎(narrow), German eng ‎(narrow), Low German, enj ‎(confined, narrow), Luxembourgish enk ‎(narrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. (regional, obsolete) Narrow.
    The hole was too eng for him to get through.

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Noun[edit]

eng ‎(plural engs)

  1. Roman alphabet ŋ: The Latin-based letter formed by combining the letters n and g, used in the IPA, Saami, Mende, and some Australian aboriginal languages. In the IPA, it represents the voiced velar nasal, the ng sound in running and rink.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *anga, related to Lithuanian angùs ‎(sluggish, lazy, idle), éngti ‎(to strangle), Latvian îgt ‎(to wear off, to languish) and Gothic 𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍅𐌿𐍃 ‎(aggwus, narrow)[1].

Adjective[edit]

eng m ‎(feminine enge)

  1. deaf and dumb
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 88

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eng c (singular definite engen, plural indefinite enge)

  1. A meadow.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *engi, from Proto-Germanic *anguz. Cognate with German eng, from Old High German engi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eng ‎(comparative enger, superlative engst)

  1. narrow
  2. small
  3. scary, creepy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of eng
uninflected eng
inflected enge
comparative enger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial eng enger het engst
het engste
indefinite m./f. sing. enge engere engste
n. sing. eng enger engste
plural enge engere engste
definite enge engere engste
partitive engs engers

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German engi, from Proto-Germanic *anguz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eng ‎(comparative enger, superlative am engsten)

  1. narrow, tight

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External links[edit]

  • eng in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

eng f

  1. Feminine singular indefinite article; a, an
    Si huet zwéin Hënn an eng Kaz
    She has two dogs and a cat

Declension[edit]

Luxembourgish indefinite articles
masculine feminine neuter
nom./acc. en eng en
dative engem enger engem

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

eng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ēng.

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.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eng

Noun[edit]

eng f, m ‎(definite singular enga or engen, indefinite plural enger, definite plural engene)

  1. meadow

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