eng

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

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

eng

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for English.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Dutch eng (narrow), also confer Old English enge (narrow), from Proto-West Germanic *angī, 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).

Adjective[edit]

eng

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably created in analogy with other names for nasal consonants em (m) and en (n).

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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Derived terms[edit]

(ŋ):

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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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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, 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.

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch enge, from Old Dutch *engi, from Proto-West Germanic *angī, from Proto-Germanic *anguz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énǵʰus. Cognate with German eng, from Old High German engi.

Adjective[edit]

eng (comparative enger, superlative engst)

  1. narrow
  2. small
  3. scary, creepy
Inflection[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
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: eng
  • ? English: eng

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch enc.

Noun[edit]

eng m (plural engen)

  1. Alternative form of enk.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German enge, from Old High German engi, from Proto-West Germanic *angī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eng (strong nominative masculine singular enger, comparative enger, superlative am engsten)

  1. narrow, tight

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • eng” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • eng” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • eng” in Duden online

Kosraean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *aŋin, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *haŋin. Compare Tagalog hangin, Malagasy anina, Pohnpeian ahng, Fijian cagi, Tongan angi, Samoan agi, Hawaiian ani.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eng

  1. wind

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.
  2. Plural indefinite article: some (only used to indicate a vague number before numerals and certain adjectives like etlech)
    Si huet eng fofzéng Kazen.
    She has some fifteen cats.

Declension[edit]

Luxembourgish indefinite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. en eng en (eng)
dative engem enger engem (engen)
Plural forms indicate a vague number (before numerals and certain adjectives).

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

eng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of éng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ěng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of èng.

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

  1. a meadow

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eng, from Proto-Germanic *angijō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a meadow

Inflection[edit]

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Old Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːŋ/, [ˈɛːŋ]

Determiner[edit]

ēng

  1. Alternative form of ēnich

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *angijō f.

Noun[edit]

eng f or n

  1. meadow

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • eng1”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • eng2”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Uzbek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic 𐰭(ŋ /eŋ/). Cognate with Azerbaijani ən, Kyrgyz эң (), Turkish en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic энг (eng)
Latin eng
Perso-Arabic

eng

  1. the most ..., the ...-est (marks the superlative degree of adjectives)
    eng so'nggi yangiliklar
    eng so'nggi yangiliklar
    the latest news

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eng f (plural engiau)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Ng.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
èng unchanged unchanged hèng
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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