henge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from Stonehenge, although it is not strictly a henge.

Noun[edit]

henge (plural henges)

  1. A prehistoric enclosure in the form of a circle or circular arc defined by a raised circular bank and a circular ditch usually running inside the bank, with one or more entrances leading into the enclosed open space.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

henge

  1. Rōmaji transcription of へんげ

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English *henġ, possibly from a Proto-Germanic *hangiz; compare hangen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛndʒ/, /hɛːndʒ/, /hindʒ/

Noun[edit]

henge (plural henges)

  1. hinge (device a door pivots on)
    Synonyms: gemow, hengel, herre
  2. (rare) A bar for a door.
  3. (rare) The hole for a rudder's pintle.
  4. (rare) Sheep entrails.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: hinge
  • Scots: heenge

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hanga

Verb[edit]

henge (imperative heng, present tense henger, simple past hang, past participle hengt, present participle hengende)

  1. (intransitive) to hang

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hengja

Verb[edit]

henge (imperative heng, present tense henger, simple past hengte, past participle hengt, present participle hengende)

  1. (transitive) to hang

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

henge (present tense heng, past tense hang or hekk, supine hange, past participle hangen, present participle hengande, imperative heng)

  1. Alternative form of henga

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

henge (present tense henger, past tense hengde, supine hengt, past participle hengd, present participle hengande, imperative heng)

  1. Alternative form of hengja