tanga

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga (plural tangas)

  1. Any of various former Asian coins, including: a coin of Portuguese India equal to 1/10th of a Rupee, a gold coin of India issued by various Muslim rulers, a silver coin of India, also issued by Muslim rulers, a former silver coin of Tibet.
    • 1810, Richard Haklvyt, Hakluyt's Collection of the Early Voyages, Travels, and DIscoveries of the English Nation- Volume 2, page 410:
      The larines are woorth by just value basaruchies 93 and 3 fourth parts, and 4 larines make a seraphine of siluer, which is 5 tangas of good money, and these also haue serafagion of 6, 7, 8, 10, vntil 16, by the 100, for when the ships depart for the North, to say, for Chaul, Diu, Cambaia, or Bassaim, all cary of the same, because it is money more currant then any other.
    • 1841, The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres, page 136:
      The first and largest item is, the purchase of a wife, 25 rupees. Culinary and other utensils.--Bedding, 6 rupees; antimony for the lady's eyes, 3 tangas : an iron boiler, 2 rupees; a wooden bowl and spoons, 3 tangas; ....
    • 1875, Report of a Mission to Yarkund in 1873, under command of Sir T[homas] D. Forsyth, page 73:
      The prices range from 120 tangas = Rupees 25 to 400 tangas = Rupees 80.
    • 1996, Jonathan L. Lee, The "Ancient Supremacy":, →ISBN:
      Three-sevenths, or 300,000 tangas (100,000 Kabul rupees) were remitted to the Amir as tribute, whilst the remaining sum, 400,000 tangas (Rs. 133,333), was retained by the wali for his own expenses.
    • 2003, Ahmad Hasan Dani & Vadim Mikhaĭlovich Masson, History of Civilizations of Central Asia, →ISBN:
      The Samarkand tangas were initially 916 carats, and then rose to 960 carats. Lower-carat tangas were issued in Balkh (875 carats, 916 carats) and in Tashkent. Nevertheless, even the tangas issued under Iskandar Khan are referred to in documentary sources as 'pure'.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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tanga (plural tangas)

  1. A bikini bottom composed of two triangular panels connected by strings at the side

Anagrams[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔 (thâng-á, little vermin/insect/bug/snake/animal)

Noun[edit]

tanga (tánga)

  1. ant
    Synonym: sirum

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔 (thâng-á, little vermin/insect/bug/snake/animal)

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈtaŋa/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. a scorpion

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *taŋa (to gape stupidly; to gawk), from Proto-Austronesian *taŋa (to open wide).

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /taˈŋaʔ/
  • Rhymes: -aʔ
  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga

Adjective[edit]

tanga

  1. bumbling
  2. careless; thoughtless
  3. slow; of reduced intellectual capacity; not quick to comprehend
  4. absent-minded

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. to bumble
  2. to be careless
  3. to be slow to comprehend
  4. to be absent-minded

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:tanga.


Chamorro[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. to desire something, to crave.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese tanga or Spanish tanga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑŋ.ɡaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tan‧ga
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋɡaː

Noun[edit]

tanga f (plural tanga's, diminutive tangaatje n)

  1. A thong, a G-string.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tanga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga m (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong (underwear)

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Garo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. to live, be alive

Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔 (thâng-á, little vermin/insect/bug/animal)

Noun[edit]

tánga

  1. cockroach

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *taŋa (to gape stupidly; to gawk), from Proto-Austronesian *taŋa (to open wide).

Verb[edit]

tangâ

  1. to raise one's eyes

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒŋɡɒ]
  • Hyphenation: tan‧ga
  • Rhymes: -ɡɒ

Noun[edit]

tanga (plural tangák)

  1. G-string, thong, tanga, posing pouch

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tanga tangák
accusative tangát tangákat
dative tangának tangáknak
instrumental tangával tangákkal
causal-final tangáért tangákért
translative tangává tangákká
terminative tangáig tangákig
essive-formal tangaként tangákként
essive-modal
inessive tangában tangákban
superessive tangán tangákon
adessive tangánál tangáknál
illative tangába tangákba
sublative tangára tangákra
allative tangához tangákhoz
elative tangából tangákból
delative tangáról tangákról
ablative tangától tangáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tangáé tangáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tangáéi tangákéi
Possessive forms of tanga
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tangám tangáim
2nd person sing. tangád tangáid
3rd person sing. tangája tangái
1st person plural tangánk tangáink
2nd person plural tangátok tangáitok
3rd person plural tangájuk tangáik

Derived terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. indefinite accusative singular of tangi
  2. indefinite dative singular of tangi
  3. indefinite genitive singular of tangi
  4. indefinite accusative plural of tangi
  5. indefinite genitive plural of tangi

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. inflection of tangere:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Noun[edit]

tanga m (invariable)

  1. G-string

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga 5 (plural matanga)

  1. sail

Northern Catanduanes Bicolano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔 (thâng-á, little vermin/insect/bug/snake/animal)

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. ant

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of tang

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. inflection of tangi:
    1. oblique singular
    2. accusative plural
    3. genitive plural
  2. genitive plural of tǫng

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: tan‧ga

Noun[edit]

tanga f (plural tangas)

  1. loincloth (garment that covers the crotch)
  2. a very small bikini

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of tangar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of tangar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tanguer.

Verb[edit]

a tanga (third-person singular present tanghează, past participle tangat1st conj.

  1. (nautical) to sway back and forth

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Tupian language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtanɡa/, [ˈt̪ãŋ.ɡa]
  • Hyphenation: tan‧ga

Noun[edit]

tanga m (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *taŋa (to gape stupidly; to gawk), from Proto-Austronesian *taŋa (to open wide).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tangá

  1. gullible
  2. idiotic
  3. (usually derogatory, vulgar) stupid; foolish
    Mukha kang tanga!
    You look foolish!

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. an idiot
  2. (usually derogatory, vulgar) a stupid person; a fool
    Hoy, tanga!
    Hey, fool!

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga (definite accusative tangayı, plural tangalar)

  1. thong

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative tanga
Definite accusative tangayı
Singular Plural
Nominative tanga tangalar
Definite accusative tangayı tangaları
Dative tangaya tangalara
Locative tangada tangalarda
Ablative tangadan tangalardan
Genitive tanganın tangaların
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular tangam tangalarım
2nd singular tangan tangaların
3rd singular tangası tangaları
1st plural tangamız tangalarımız
2nd plural tanganız tangalarınız
3rd plural tangaları tangaları
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular tangamı tangalarımı
2nd singular tanganı tangalarını
3rd singular tangasını tangalarını
1st plural tangamızı tangalarımızı
2nd plural tanganızı tangalarınızı
3rd plural tangalarını tangalarını
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular tangama tangalarıma
2nd singular tangana tangalarına
3rd singular tangasına tangalarına
1st plural tangamıza tangalarımıza
2nd plural tanganıza tangalarınıza
3rd plural tangalarına tangalarına
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular tangamda tangalarımda
2nd singular tanganda tangalarında
3rd singular tangasında tangalarında
1st plural tangamızda tangalarımızda
2nd plural tanganızda tangalarınızda
3rd plural tangalarında tangalarında
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular tangamdan tangalarımdan
2nd singular tangandan tangalarından
3rd singular tangasından tangalarından
1st plural tangamızdan tangalarımızdan
2nd plural tanganızdan tangalarınızdan
3rd plural tangalarından tangalarından
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular tangamın tangalarımın
2nd singular tanganın tangalarının
3rd singular tangasının tangalarının
1st plural tangamızın tangalarımızın
2nd plural tanganızın tangalarınızın
3rd plural tangalarının tangalarının

Umbundu[edit]

Verb[edit]

-tanga (infinitive okutanga)

  1. to study
  2. to read

Conjugation[edit]