mangle

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæŋ.ɡəl/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mangelen, from Anglo-Norman mangler, mahangler, frequentative of either Old French mangonner (to cut to pieces) or mahaigner (to mutilate), of Germanic origin, for which see mayhem.

Alternate etymology derives mangle from Middle English *mankelen, a frequentative form of manken (to mutilate), from Old English mancian, bemancian (to maim). More at mank.

Verb[edit]

mangle (third-person singular simple present mangles, present participle mangling, simple past and past participle mangled)

  1. (transitive) To change, mutilate or disfigure by cutting, tearing, rearranging etc.
  2. (transitive, computing) To modify (an identifier from source code) so as to produce a unique identifier for internal use by the compiler, etc.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Ca. 1700, from Dutch mangel, from Early Modern German Mangel (15th c.), enhanced form (by analogy with other tool names in -el) of Middle High German mange, from Medieval Latin manga, manganum, from Ancient Greek μάγγανον (mánganon). Doublet of mangonel.

Noun[edit]

mangle (plural mangles)

hand mangle
  1. A hand-operated device with rollers, for wringing laundry.
  2. The mangle attached to wringer washing machines, often called the wringer.
    • 1993, John Banville, Ghosts:
      There was a bright-red plastic baby-bath, a car tyre, a rusty mangle, and something that looked like a primitive version of a washing machine.
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Verb[edit]

mangle (third-person singular simple present mangles, present participle mangling, simple past and past participle mangled)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To wring laundry.
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Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

mangle (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove (tree)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mangle.

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Noun[edit]

mangle m (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German mangeln (to lack).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /manɡlə/, [ˈmɑŋlə]

Verb[edit]

mangle (imperative mangl, infinitive at mangle, present tense mangler, past tense manglede, perfect tense er/har manglet)

  1. lack
  2. want
  3. need
  4. be missing
  5. be lacking
  6. be absent

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mangle f (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove (fruit)
  2. mangle (device)

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

mangle

  1. inflection of mangeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German mangeln

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mangle (imperative mangl or mangle, present tense mangler, simple past and past participle mangla or manglet, present participle manglende)

  1. to lack (something)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Galibi Carib or Taíno/Arawak.

Noun[edit]

mangle m (plural mangles)

  1. mangrove

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