parang

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See also: părâng

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay parang.

Noun[edit]

parang (plural parangs)

  1. A short, heavy, straight-edged knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia as a tool and weapon.
    • 2008, Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day, Fourth Estate, page 124:
      “The bastards are quietly-quietly sharpening their parangs.”

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Spanish parranda (merry-making or a group of serenaders).

Noun[edit]

parang (countable and uncountable, plural parangs)

  1. A style of music originating from Trinidad and Tobago, strongly influenced by Venezuelan music.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay parang, from Proto-Malayic *paraŋ.

Noun[edit]

parang (first-person possessive parangku, second-person possessive parangmu, third-person possessive parangnya)

  1. a short, heavy, straight-edged knife or machete.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

parang

  1. a classic batik motif.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

parang

  1. the dorab wolf-herring fish; Chirocentrus dorab

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *paraŋ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parang (Jawi spelling ڤارڠ‎, plural parang-parang, informal 1st possessive parangku, impolite 2nd possessive parangmu, 3rd possessive parangnya)

  1. a short, heavy, straight-edged knife or machete

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: parang
  • English: parang
  • Tagalog: paláng

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *padaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *padaŋ (uncultivated field, open grassland).

Noun[edit]

párang (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜎᜅ᜔)

  1. meadow; prairie

Etymology 2[edit]

From para +‎ -ng.

Adjective[edit]

párang

  1. (usually informal) to seem like; as if
    Parang may paparating dito.
    It looks like someone is coming.
    Parang gutom na siya.
    He seems to be hungry.

Tausug[edit]

Noun[edit]

parang

  1. grass

Derived terms[edit]