singe

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See also: singé and sînge

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sengen, from Old English senġan, sænċġan (to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict), from Proto-Germanic *sangijaną (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).

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
    • L'Estrange
      I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
  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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Noun[edit]

singe (plural singes)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin sīmius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

singe m (plural singes)

  1. monkey
  2. ape

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

singe

  1. First-person singular present of singen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of singen.
  4. Imperative singular 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)

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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 Turkish süngü.

Noun[edit]

singe (n class, plural singe)

  1. bayonet