langa

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See also: länga, långa, and lângă

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin līngua.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

langa f (plural lange)

  1. language
  2. tongue
Langa dalmata - Dalmatian language

Gooniyandi[edit]

Noun[edit]

langa

  1. salt

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse langa (to long for; desire), from Proto-Germanic *langōną (to desire; long for), related to English long, German verlangen. More at long.

Verb[edit]

langa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative langaði, supine langað)

  1. (impersonal) to want
    Hvað langar þig í? — Mig langar í nammi og ís!
    What do you want? — I want candy and ice cream!
    Mig langar heim.
    I want to go home.
    Hana langaði að hitta foreldra mína.
    She wanted to meet my parents.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The person who wants to do something is in the accusative case and the verb is conjugated in the third-person singular. When you are referring to an object you want, langa í (to want, to have an appetite for something) is used. When you want to perform a verb, the verb langa is used.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

langa f (genitive singular löngu, nominative plural löngur)

  1. ling (fish)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

langa m

  1. accusative indefinite plural of langur
  2. genitive indefinite plural of langur

Kriol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English along. Compare Bislama and Tok Pisin long.

Preposition[edit]

langa

  1. at, in, on
  2. to, into
  3. with

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from Celtic.

Noun[edit]

langa f (genitive langae); first declension

  1. A kind of lizard

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative langa langae
genitive langae langārum
dative langae langīs
accusative langam langās
ablative langā langīs
vocative langa langae

References[edit]


Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse langa, from Proto-Germanic *langōną.

Verb[edit]

langa

  1. to long for

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter) launa
  • (Sutsilvan) làna
  • (Vallader) lana

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lāna.

Noun[edit]

langa f

  1. (Surmiran) wool

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German langen.

Verb[edit]

langa (present langar, preterite langade, supine langat, imperative langa)

  1. to throw or give something to someone
  2. (slang) to buy liquor on behalf of youngsters who themselves are too young to be allowed to do it

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