fange

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See also: fånge and Fänge

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /faŋə/, [ˈfɑŋə], [ˈfɑŋŋ̩]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish fange, borrowed from Middle Low German vangen (to catch), from vān, from Proto-Germanic *fanganą. Doublet of (to get).

Verb[edit]

fange (past tense fangede, past participle fanget, c fangen, definite or plural fangne)

  1. to catch, to capture
    Jeg kan fange fisk.
    I can catch fish.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish fange, borrowed from Middle Low German vangen (captive), a past participle of vangen, vān (to catch), cf. German Gefangener (captive). Late Old Norse fangi and Swedish fånga are also borrowed from Low German.

Noun[edit]

fange c (singular definite fangen, plural indefinite fanger)

  1. prisoner, captive
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fange, from Old French fange (mud, addle, mire), from Gothic *𐍆𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰 (*fagga, mud, addle, mire), from Proto-Germanic *fangō (wetness, moisture), from Proto-Indo-European *penk- (mud, rot, filth). Cognate with Italian fango (mud, sludge) (from Germanic), German feucht (moist, damp), Dutch vocht (moisture, humidity), Old English fūht (moist, damp).

Alternative etymology derives the Old French word from Frankish *fani, *fanja (moor, swamp, mire), from Proto-Germanic *fanją (clay, mud, marsh), from Proto-Indo-European *pan- (mud, slush, morass), related to Old High German fenni (stagnant water, swamp, bog), Old English fenn (swamp, bog). See fen.

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Noun[edit]

fange f (plural fanges)

  1. (literary) filth, mire
  2. (literary, figuratively) filth, baseness, debauchery
  3. (literary, archaic) fen, swamp

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fange

  1. inflection of fangen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German vangene and Old Norse fangi

Noun[edit]

fange m (definite singular fangen, indefinite plural fanger, definite plural fangene)

  1. convict, inmate, prisoner
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German vangen and Old Norse fanga

Verb[edit]

fange (imperative fang, present tense fanger, passive fanges, simple past and past participle fanga or fanget, present participle fangende)

  1. to catch, to capture
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From late Old Norse fanga from Middle Low German vangen.[1] Doublet of .

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Verb[edit]

fange (present tense fangar, past tense fanga, past participle fanga, passive infinitive fangast, present participle fangande, imperative fang)

  1. to catch, to capture
  2. (archaic) to receive

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Etymology 2[edit]

From late Old Norse fangi, from Middle Low German vangene.[1]

Noun[edit]

fange m (definite singular fangen, indefinite plural fangar, definite plural fangane)

  1. convict, inmate, prisoner
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “fange” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vāhen, from Old High German fāhan, from Proto-West Germanic *fą̄han. Compare German fangen, Dutch vangen.

Verb[edit]

fange

  1. to catch, to seize

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon fahan

Verb[edit]

fange

  1. to nab, to catch

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *fą̄han.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fange

  1. to catch

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 7
infinitive fange
3rd singular past fong
past participle fongen
infinitive fange
long infinitive fangen
gerund fangen n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular fang fong
2nd singular fangst fongst
3rd singular fangt fong
plural fange fongen
imperative fang
participles fangend fongen

Further reading[edit]

  • fange (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011