kang

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See also: Kang, káng, kàng, kāng, and kǎng

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Chinese .

Noun[edit]

kang (plural kangs)

  1. A traditional long platform of brick, clay or concrete, used for heating in colder parts of China and suitable for sleeping on at night.
  2. A large Chinese water jar.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kang (plural kangs)

  1. (informal) Clipping of kangaroo.

Anagrams[edit]


Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bahnaric *kaːŋ. Cognate with Jeh kaːŋ ("jaw"), Cua kaːk ("chin"), Arem kæːŋʔ ("mouth"). Possibly related to the word reconstructed as Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔaaŋ (to open) by Shorto (2006).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kang 

  1. chin

Javanese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kang

  1. Clipping of ingkang.

Pronoun[edit]

kang

  1. Clipping of ingkang.

Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Burmese ကင်း (kang:)

Noun[edit]

kang

  1. customs

References[edit]

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31) , “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of kakak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kang

  1. older sister
  2. older sibling (rare)
  3. older brother (rare)

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of káng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of kàng.

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.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien .

Noun[edit]

kang

  1. (mahjong) a set of four identical tiles.