jong

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Tibetan རྫོང (rdzong, fortress, castle; province, district).

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Noun[edit]

jong (plural jongs)

  1. A Tibetan building which makes up a prefecture; typically a monastery or fortress.
    • 1905, Perceval Landon, The Opening of Tibet
      The rock on which the jong stands must at one time have been lapped by the waters of the lake, but at the present time the Yam-dok tso has retreated so far, that a quashy stretch of vivid green quagmire spreads between the road and the shore.
    • 1933, Robert Byron, First Russia, Then Tibet, Tauris Parke 2011, p. 211:
      When they had gone I went for a solitary ride, rounding the Jong and striking out into the country through a subsidiary village.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 451:
      However, the Tibetans refused to negotiate – except on the British side of the frontier – and withdrew into their fortress, or jong.
    • 2011, Peter Harrison, Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas, Osprey 2011, p. 14:
      The origin of the Tibetan dzong is not known although there is evidence of Chinese and Mongol influences in the style of their military architecture.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong (plural jongs)

  1. Alternative form of djong (type of sailing ship)

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch jongen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɔŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

jong (plural jongens)

  1. A male servant.
  2. (rare) A boy.
    Synonym: seun

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Adjective[edit]

jong

  1. attributive form of jonk

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch jonc, from Old Dutch jung, from Proto-West Germanic *jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós. Compare German jung, English young, Danish ung, Icelandic ungur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jong (comparative jonger, superlative jongst)

  1. young
  2. new

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of jong
uninflected jong
inflected jonge
comparative jonger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial jong jonger het jongst
het jongste
indefinite m./f. sing. jonge jongere jongste
n. sing. jong jonger jongste
plural jonge jongere jongste
definite jonge jongere jongste
partitive jongs jongers

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: junggu
  • Negerhollands: jun
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: jungu
  • Papiamentu: yòn, jonk
  • Saramaccan: njonku

Noun[edit]

jong n (plural jongen, diminutive jonkie n or jongske n)

  1. A young: a young being, especially an immature animal.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: jong, juṅ
    • Virgin Islands Creole: jun (dated)

Verb[edit]

jong

  1. first-person singular present indicative of jongen
  2. imperative of jongen

See also[edit]


Garo[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong

  1. younger brother

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Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch jonc, from Old Dutch jung, from Proto-West Germanic *jung, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós.

Adjective[edit]

jong

  1. young

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong m (plural jonges)

  1. boy, young guy
  2. (colloquial, Maastrichtian) a colloquial term of address for a man, along the lines of e.g. mate
    Wie geit 't mèt diech jong?
    How are you doing mate?
  3. A young: a young being, especially an animal.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jong (masculine jongen, neuter jongt, comparative méi jong, superlative am jéngsten)

  1. (regional, dated) Alternative form of jonk

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Min Nan (tsûng), from Proto-Min *-džionᴬ (ship, boat), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-lawŋ (boat). Compare Old Chinese (OC *ɦljon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong (Jawi spelling جوڠ‎, plural jong-jong, informal 1st possessive jongku, 2nd possessive jongmu, 3rd possessive jongnya)

  1. Jong (a Javanese-Malay cargo and passenger ship)

Further reading[edit]


Zou[edit]

Jong.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jong

  1. monkey

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 40