manga

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See also: Manga, mangá, and många

English[edit]

A young boy reading Black Cat in a bookstore.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑŋɡə/, /ˈmæŋɡə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧ga
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋɡə, -æŋɡə

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画(まんが) (manga), from Middle Chinese (MC muɑnH, “free, unrestrained”) + (MC ɦˠuɛH, ɦˠwɛk̚, “drawing”). Compare Mandarin 漫畫漫画 (mànhuà), Korean 만화 (漫畵漫畫, manhwa). After an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai. Doublet of manhua.

Noun[edit]

manga (countable and uncountable, plural manga or mangas)

  1. (countable, comics) A comic originating in Japan.
    • 2001, Gilles Poitras, “What makes anime unique”, in Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know, page 63:
      English speakers are quick to notice the at times incorrect use of English in anime and manga. Many English words are customarily used in standard Japanese speech, and sometimes they are pronounced and employed in a manner quite different from their native use.
    • 2007, Yukako Sunaoshi, “Who reads comics? Manga readership among first-generation Asian immigrants in New Zealand”, in Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan, page 94:
      Manga (Japanese comics) are everywhere. Even here in Auckland. One can find various titles in their original versions as well as in Chinese, Korean and English translations.
    • 2012, Jason Thompson, “Introduction”, in Manga: The Complete Guide, page 46:
      Manga-influenced comics by Western authors are frequently sold alongside manga, although in most bookstores the decision is primarily a matter of format and packaging (i.e., whether the book is printed in the compact manga size or the traditionally larger American comic book format).
  2. (uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese comics, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of comics from other countries.
  3. (rare, countable, chiefly proscribed by fandom) A comic in manga style, regardless of the country of origin.
    Lately I've been reading a Brazilian manga.
Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:manga.

Hypernyms[edit]
Hyponyms[edit]
  • doujinshi (independent or fan-produced manga)
Coordinate terms[edit]
  • manhua (Chinese comic)
  • manhwa (Korean comic)
  • komku (Malaysian comic)
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
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See also[edit]

  • anime (Japanese animation)

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Spanish manga (sleeve). Doublet of manche.

Noun[edit]

manga (plural mangas)

  1. (Christianity) A covering for a crucifix.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga (plural mangas)

  1. Obsolete form of mango (the fruit).

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin manica.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangues)

  1. sleeve

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 漫画 (manga), (man-, random, uncontrolled) + (-ga, picture, sketch). After an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangues)

  1. manga (Japanese comic book)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. (countable) manga
    De har vist læst alt for mange mangaer.I believe they have read far too many mangas.

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑŋ.ɡaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧ga

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 漫画 (manga), after an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural manga's, diminutive mangaatje n)

  1. manga

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay mangga.

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural manga's)

  1. (dated, Indonesia) mango
    Synonyms: mango, manja
  2. (dated, Indonesia) mango tree, Mangifera indica
Derived terms[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (manga).

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. manga

Declension[edit]

Inflection of manga (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative manga mangat
genitive mangan mangojen
partitive mangaa mangoja
illative mangaan mangoihin
singular plural
nominative manga mangat
accusative nom. manga mangat
gen. mangan
genitive mangan mangojen
mangainrare
partitive mangaa mangoja
inessive mangassa mangoissa
elative mangasta mangoista
illative mangaan mangoihin
adessive mangalla mangoilla
ablative mangalta mangoilta
allative mangalle mangoille
essive mangana mangoina
translative mangaksi mangoiksi
instructive mangoin
abessive mangatta mangoitta
comitative mangoineen
Possessive forms of manga (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person mangani mangamme
2nd person mangasi manganne
3rd person mangansa

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (manga). Doublet of manhwa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangas)

  1. a manga (comic originated in Japan)
    • 2005 November 1, “Duck Action : 5 mangas inmangables ! [Duck Action: 5 Manga You Can’t Miss!]”, in Picsou Magazine (non-fiction), Disney Hachette Presse, page 27:
      Hiromu Arakawa est une jeune mangaka débutante quand elle envoie son premier projet chez un éditeur. L’histoire courte deviendra FullMetal Alchemist, un des mangas les plus vendus au Japon : 12 millions d’exemplaires !
      Hiromu Arakawa was a young mangaka debuting when she sent her first project to a publisher. That short story became FullMetal Alchemist, one of the best-selling manga in Japan: 12 million copies!
    • 2005 November 1, “Duck Action : 5 mangas inmangables ! [Duck Action: 5 Manga You Can’t Miss!]”, in Picsou Magazine (non-fiction), Disney Hachette Presse, page 27:
      Osamu Tezuka est le plus grand dessinateur de manga. De 1947 à 1989, il dessine 150000 pages et crée d’innombrable séries : Astro Boy, le roi Léo, Metropolis, BlackJack, Les trois Adolf, Ayako, Phénix…
      Osamu Tezuka was the greatest manga artist. From 1947 to 1989, he drew 150,000 pages and created countless series: Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Metropolis, Black Jack, Message to Adolf, Ayako, Phoenix…
    Hypernyms: bédé, BéDé, BD, bande dessinée
    Coordinate terms: manhwa, manhua

Related terms[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese manga (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin manica.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmaŋɡɐ], (northwestern) [ˈmaŋkɐ]

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve
    • 1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 399:
      Et elle, quando esto oyu, empero que estaua muy mal ferido de morte, alynpou a cara cõna manga da loriga, et tomou a espada cõ ãbaslas mãos, coydandolle dar per çima da cabeça, et errouo et deulle hũu grã golpe eno caualo, atã grãde que lle cortou os narizes mesturado cõnas redeas.
  2. (nautical) beam
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese manga, from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (, mango species) + காய் (kāy, unripe fruit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. mango (fruit)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Ultimately from Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangas)

  1. manga

References[edit]

  • manga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • manga” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • manga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • manga” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • manga” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Gamilaraay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. ear
    Synonym: bina

References[edit]

  • (2003) Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary

Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Adverb[edit]

manga

  1. many

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画(まんが) (manga), from Middle Chinese (màn, free, unrestrained) + (ɣwɛ̀, drawing). Doublet of manhua and manhwa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈmanɡa/
  • (common) IPA(key): /ˈmaŋa/
  • Hyphenation: man‧ga

Noun[edit]

manga (first-person possessive mangaku, second-person possessive mangamu, third-person possessive manganya)

  1. a comic originating in Japan
    Hypernym: komik

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • mangaka (manga author/artist)
  • manhwa (manhwa, Korean comic)

See also[edit]

  • anime (Japanese animation)

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画 (まんが, manga).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga m (invariable)

  1. (comics) manga

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

manga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まんが
  2. Rōmaji transcription of マンガ

Jingpho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *l/b-ŋa. Cognate with Burmese ငါး (nga:), Sichuan Yi (nge), Sikkimese (nga), Min Dong (ngô, ngū)

Numeral[edit]

manga

  1. five

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画.

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. manga
    Hyponym: komik

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. stream, creek

Nias[edit]

Verb[edit]

manga

  1. imperfective of a (to eat)

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Saxon mangōn, from Proto-West Germanic *mangōn.

Verb[edit]

manga

  1. to barter, chaffer

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: manga
  • Swedish: många

References[edit]

  • manga”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga f

  1. (comics) manga

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • manga in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • manga in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɐ̃.ɡɐ/, [ˈmɐ̃.ɡɐ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese manga, from Latin manica. Cognate with Spanish manga, French manche.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay mangga, from Tamil மாங்காய் (māṅkāy) from மா (, mango species) + காய் (kāy, unripe fruit).

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. mango (fruit)
  2. mango (tree)
    Synonym: mangueira
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 漫画(まんが) (manga).

Noun[edit]

manga m, f (plural mangas)

  1. (chiefly Portugal) manga (a comic made in Japanese style)
    Synonym: (chiefly Brazil) mangá

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanɡa/, [ˈmãŋ.ɡa]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin manica, cognate with Portuguese manga, French manche.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. sleeve
  2. (tennis) set
    Synonyms: set, parcial
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese.

Noun[edit]

manga m (plural mangas)

  1. manga

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

manga

  1. inflection of mangar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 4[edit]

From Portuguese manga.

Noun[edit]

manga f (plural mangas)

  1. mango tree
  2. a type of mango (fruit)

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manga c

  1. manga

Declension[edit]

Declension of manga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative manga mangan manga mangana
Genitive mangas mangans mangas manganas

Anagrams[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish مانقه(manka, manga, squad).

According to Nişanyan, from Italian banco, originally a naval term used to refer to a bank or row of sailors, later becoming a group or assembly of sailors (often with the additional meaning of a mess or meal assembly), then, according to Nisanyan, a non-naval term by the 20th century used by the ground forces.

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. squad

References[edit]


Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

man +‎ -ga.

Noun[edit]

manga

  1. cow