liang

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See also: Liang, liáng, liàng, Liáng, and liǎng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin (liǎng). Doublet of yang.

Noun[edit]

liang (plural liangs or liang)

  1. A Chinese ounce or tael, reckoned as one-third heavier than the ounce avoirdupois.

Anagrams[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay liang, from Proto-Austronesian *liaŋ (cave, cavern).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlia̯ŋ]
  • Hyphenation: liang

Noun[edit]

liang (plural liang-liang, first-person possessive liangku, second-person possessive liangmu, third-person possessive liangnya)

  1. small hole.
    Synonym: lubang

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlia̯ŋ]
  • Hyphenation: liang

Root[edit]

liang (plural liang-liang)

  1. wavy

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Mandarin (liǎng).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlia̯ŋ]
  • Hyphenation: liang

Noun[edit]

liang (plural liang-liang, first-person possessive liangku, second-person possessive liangmu, third-person possessive liangnya)

  1. A Chinese ounce or tael, reckoned as one-third heavier than the ounce avoirdupois. Short for 臺兩/台两 (“Taiwanese tael, equal to 1/16 of a catty or 37.5 grams”).

Further reading[edit]


Kambera[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *liaŋ (cave, cavern).

Noun[edit]

liang

  1. cave

References[edit]

  • Marian Klamer (1998) A Grammar of Kambera, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 213



Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

liang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of liáng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of liǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of liàng.

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.

Woiwurrung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Pama-Nyungan *rirra.

Noun[edit]

liang

  1. tooth

References[edit]

  • Barry J. Blake, Woiwurrung, in The Aboriginal Language of Melbourne and Other Sketches (1991; edited by R. M. W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake; OUP, Handbook of Australian Languages 4), pages 31–124