peng

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See also: pēng, péng, pěng, pèng, and peng-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

peng (comparative penger, superlative pengest)

  1. (slang, UK) physically or sexually attractive

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nasalized form *pank'-u, from Proto-Albanian *pangi that results the final umlauted form peng. Possibly a derivative of mpij (cf. brej > breng, faj > fengem etc). Cognate to Old English fang. Alternatively from Latin pignus.

Noun[edit]

peng m (indefinite plural pengje, definite singular pengu, definite plural pengjet)

  1. mortgage, guarantee, guaranty
  2. hostage, pledge
  3. obstacle, hindrance, hurdle
  4. ransom
  5. (chess) pawn
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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeic (sound-imitative) stem +‎ -g (frequentative suffix). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛŋɡ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: peng

Verb[edit]

peng

  1. (intransitive) to ring, jingle (to give out a loud, resonant sound as when striking together two pieces of metal)
  2. (intransitive, of musical instrument) to twang

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

peng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of péng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pěng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pèng.

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.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peng m (definite singular pengen, indefinite plural pengar, definite plural pengane)

  1. alternative form of penge

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse peningr and pengr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peng c

  1. a coin
  2. (mostly in plural) money
    Du ska få en peng när du fyller
    You'll get money for your birthday
    Nyutbildade får inga pengar till semester
    Graduates get no money for vacation
    Pengarna eller livet!
    The money or your life!

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The first sample sentence (Du ska få en peng) gives evidence of a rare exception where the singular of peng is used to mean money, and not a coin. Another example is veckopeng/månadspeng, meaning weekly/monthly allowance. However, compounds are formed with the ancient singular genitive penga-.

Related terms[edit]

coin
money

Synonyms[edit]

coin
money

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