singe

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See also: singé and sînge

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sengen, from Old English senġan, sænċġan (to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict), from Proto-West Germanic *sangijan (to burn, torch), from Proto-Indo-European *senk- (to burn). Cognate with West Frisian singe, sinzje (to singe), Saterland Frisian soange (to singe), Dutch zengen (to singe, scorch), German Low German sengen (to singe), German sengen (to singe, scorch), Icelandic sangur (singed, burnt, scorched).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪnd͡ʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ

Verb[edit]

singe (third-person singular simple present singes, present participle singeing, simple past and past participle singed)

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
  2. (transitive) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
  3. (transitive) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken, etc.) by passing it over a flame.

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singe (plural singes)

  1. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin sīmius.

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singe m (plural singes)

  1. monkey
  2. ape
  3. (derogatory) foolish or mischievous man
  4. (derogatory) shrewd man
    Synonym: renard
    Ne laisse personne entrer dans cette pièce, surtout ce singe-ci.
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  5. (slang) hierarchical superior
    ― Allons voir le vieux singe ! soupira Maigret, qui n'avait jamais pu sentir le juge Coméliau.
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German[edit]

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singe

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

Hunsrik[edit]

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singe

  1. to sing

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

singe

  1. Alternative form of singen

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sīmius.

Noun[edit]

singe m (oblique plural singes, nominative singular singes, nominative plural singe)

  1. monkey (animal)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: singe
  • Norman: sînge (Jersey)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German singen, Dutch zingen, English sing, Swedish sjunga.

Verb[edit]

singe

  1. to sing

Sathmar Swabian[edit]

Verb[edit]

singe

  1. to sing

References[edit]

  • Claus Stephani, Volksgut der Sathmarschwaben (1985)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سونگو(süngü).

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singe (n class, plural singe)

  1. bayonet