ganga

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See also: Ganga, gāngà, gänga, and gånga

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ganga, from Catalan ganga.

Noun[edit]

ganga (plural gangas)

  1. (dated) sandgrouse

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ganga, from Proto-Germanic *ganganą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ-.

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ganga (third person singular past indicative gekk, third person plural past indicative gingu, supine gingið)

  1. to walk

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan ganga, of imitative origin.

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ganga m (plural gangas)

  1. sandgrouse

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ganga.

Verb[edit]

ganga (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative gekk, third-person plural past indicative gengu, supine gengið)

  1. (intransitive) to walk, to ride on shanks' mare syn.
    Hvert viltu ganga?
    Where do you want to walk to?
  2. (intransitive, of machinery) to work, operate, run
    Gengur klukkan?
    Does the clock work?
  3. (intransitive, well or badly, of progress) to go
    Hreinsunin gengur vel.
    The cleaning is going well.
  4. (intransitive) to fit, to go, to be satisfactory, to do
    Heldurðu að þessi kjóll gangi ekki við rauðu kápuna mína?
    Don't you think this dress will go with my red coat?

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Noun[edit]

ganga f (genitive singular göngu, nominative plural göngur)

  1. an excursion on foot; a walk, a stroll, a hike
  2. (in plural only) the annual herding of sheep

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Noun[edit]

ganga

  1. indefinite genitive plural of göng

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English gang.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡan.ɡa/, [ˈɡäŋɡä]
  • Rhymes: -aŋɡa
  • Stress: gànga
  • Hyphenation: gan‧ga

Noun[edit]

ganga f (plural ganghe)

  1. (dated) Italianized form of gang
    1. (rare) A criminal group.
    2. (humorous) A group of people.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

ganga (present tense gjeng, past tense gjekk, past participle gjenge or gjengi, present participle gangande, imperative gakk)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ganganą (to go, walk, step), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ- (to walk, step). Cognate with Old English gangan, Old Frisian ganga, gunga, Old Saxon gangan, Old High German gangan, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰𐌽 (gaggan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑ̃ŋɡɑ/

Verb[edit]

ganga (singular past indicative gekk, plural past indicative gengu, past participle genginn)

  1. to go, walk

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French gangue.

Noun[edit]

ganga f (plural gangas)

  1. (mining) gangue (earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore)
  2. (figuratively) bagatelle, trifle (an unsubstantial thing)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin [Term?].

Noun[edit]

ganga f (plural gangas)

  1. denim (textile)
  2. (in the plural) jeans (trousers made from denim cotton)
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative of the bird's shout.

Noun[edit]

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ganga f (plural gangas)

  1. sandgrouse (bird of the family Pteroclididae)
  2. bargain (advantageous purchase)
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  • (advantageous purchase): bicoca f

Etymology 2[edit]

From English gang

Noun[edit]

ganga f (plural gangas)

  1. (Puerto Rico) gang
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Etymology 3[edit]

From French gangue

Noun[edit]

ganga f (plural gangas)

  1. gangue