streng

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse strangr, from Proto-Germanic *strangja- (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-; Cognate with Lithuanian stregti (congeal), Old English streccian (stretch), English strong, related to Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff).

Adjective[edit]

streng

  1. strict, tight, stringent
  2. hard, severe, rigorous
  3. stiff
  4. stern
  5. austere
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of streng
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular streng strengere strengest2
Neuter singular strengt strengere strengest2
Plural strenge strengere strengest2
Definite attributive1 strenge strengere strengeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse strengr, from Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-.

Noun[edit]

streng c ( singular definite strengen, plural indefinite strenge)

  1. string
  2. strand
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangijaz (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-. Compare German streng, English strong, Danish streng.

Adjective[edit]

streng (comparative strenger, superlative strengst)

  1. strict, severe, rigorous, unbending, cruel
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of streng
uninflected streng
inflected strenge
comparative strenger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial streng strenger het strengst
het strengste
indefinite m./f. sing. strenge strengere strengste
n. sing. streng strenger strengste
plural strenge strengere strengste
definite strenge strengere strengste
partitive strengs strengers
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-. Compare Low German Strenge, German Strang, English string, Danish streng.

Noun[edit]

streng f, m (plural strengen, diminutive strengetje n)

  1. string, twined object, as most ropes or cords
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Prof. dr. G. Geerts e.a., van Dale. Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal. Utrecht - Antwerp, Van Dale Lexicografie, 1984 (eleventh edition). [leading Dutch dictionary in Dutch, commonly known as ‘de Grote Van Dale’]

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German strenge, from Old High German strengi (strong), strangi, from Proto-Germanic *strangijaz (tight, tense), *strangaz, from Proto-Indo-European *strenk- (taut), *streng-; related to Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff). Compare German Strenge, Dutch streng, Danish streng, English strong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʃtʀɛŋ/
  • Hyphenation: streng

Adjective[edit]

streng (comparative strenger, superlative am strengsten)

  1. severe, rigid, strict
    • 1787 CE: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Egmont
      Ich sehe kein Mittel, weder strenges noch gelindes, dem Übel zu steuern.
      I see no means, neither severe nor mild, by which to stem the evil.

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Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

streng

  1. very much, strictly
    • 1993, Die Ärzte, Lieber Tee:
      Da rauchen sie dann Haschisch ... aber das ist streng geheim.
      There they smoke hashish ... but that is strictly secret.

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sreng, from Old Norse strengr.

Noun[edit]

streng f (genitive singular streng, plural strengyn)

  1. string, cord, line
  2. wire

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
streng hreng
after "yn", treng
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse strangr

Adjective[edit]

streng (neuter singular strengt, definite singular and plural strenge, comparative strengere, indefinite superlative strengest, definite superlative strengeste)

  1. strict
  2. stringent
  3. harsh (e.g. winter)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse strengr, in computing from English string

Noun[edit]

streng m (definite singular strengen, indefinite plural strenger, definite plural strengene)

  1. a cord or string
  2. (music) a string
  3. (computing) a string
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse strangr

Adjective[edit]

streng (neuter singular strengt, definite singular and plural strenge, comparative strengare, indefinite superlative strengast, definite superlative strengaste)

  1. strict
  2. stringent
  3. harsh (e.g. winter)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse strengr, in computing from English string

Noun[edit]

streng m (definite singular strengen, indefinite plural strenger or strengar, definite plural strengene or strengane)

  1. a cord or string
  2. (music) a string
  3. (computing) a string
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-. Compare Old High German stranc and Old Norse strengr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

streng m

  1. string

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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