talg

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See also: Talg and tɑlg

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German talch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /talˀj/, [t͡sʰælˀj]

Noun[edit]

talg c (singular definite talgen, not used in plural form)

  1. tallow
  2. suet

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • talk (only for “tallow”)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the sense “sebum” in the early 20th century from German Talg (tallow; sebum), from Middle Low German talg, from Old Saxon *talg, from Proto-Germanic *talgaz. For “tallow”, the standard Dutch form was talk, but the borrowed form is now preferred in this sense as well, probably in order to avoid the homophony with talk (talc). This development may have been reinforced by inherited dialectal forms with -g, from Middle Dutch talch, which had been unused in written Dutch since the 18th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɑlx/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑlx

Noun[edit]

talg m (uncountable)

  1. sebum; skin fat
  2. tallow

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tolg

Noun[edit]

talg f or m (definite singular talga or talgen, uncountable)

  1. tallow

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tolg

Noun[edit]

talg m (definite singular talgen, uncountable)
talg f (definite singular talga, uncountable)

  1. tallow

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