tanga

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga (plural tangas)

  1. (historical) Any of various former Asian coins, including: a coin of Portuguese India worth one tenth of a rupee; a gold coin of India issued by various Muslim rulers; a silver coin of India, also issued by Muslim rulers; and 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]

From Portuguese tanga, from Kimbundu tanga or ntanga (coarse cloth; loincloth).

Noun[edit]

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tanga (plural tangas)

  1. A pair of tanga briefs.

Anagrams[edit]

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *təŋaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /taˈŋaʔ/, [taˈŋaʔ]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga

Preposition[edit]

tangâ (Basahan spelling ᜆᜅ)

  1. between
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Hokkien 蟲仔虫仔 (thâng-á, little vermin/insect/bug/snake/animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaŋa/, [ˈta.ŋa]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga

Noun[edit]

tánga (Basahan spelling ᜆᜅ)

  1. ant
    Synonym: sirom
Derived terms[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. scorpion

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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. thong, G-string

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish tanga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga m (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong (underwear)

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

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

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 1[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔虫仔 (thâng-á, little vermin, insect, bug, animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaŋa/, [ˈta.ŋa]

Noun[edit]

tánga

  1. cockroach

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /taˈŋaʔ/, [taˈŋaʔ]

Verb[edit]

tangâ

  1. To raise one's eyes
Derived terms[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese tanga.

Noun[edit]

tanga m (invariable)

  1. G-string

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

tanga

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

Kituba[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. to read

Masbate Sorsogon[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. ant

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga class 5 (plural matanga)

  1. sail

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga f sg

  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]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga f (plural tangas)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. inflection of tangar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tanguer.

Verb[edit]

a tanga (third-person singular present tanghează, past participle tangat) 1st conj.

  1. (nautical) To sway back and forth.

Conjugation[edit]

Southern Catanduanes Bicolano[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. ant

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtanɡa/ [ˈt̪ãŋ.ɡa]
  • Rhymes: -anɡa
  • Syllabification: tan‧ga

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Tupian language.

Noun[edit]

tanga f (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. inflection of tangar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading[edit]

Swahili[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga (ma class, plural matanga)

  1. sail

Verb[edit]

-tanga (infinitive kutanga)

  1. to wander, to loiter
    Synonyms: zurura, randaranda

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -tanga
Positive present -natanga
Subjunctive -tange
Negative -tangi
Imperative singular tanga
Infinitives
Positive kutanga
Negative kutotanga
Imperatives
Singular tanga
Plural tangeni
Tensed forms
Habitual hutanga
Positive past positive subject concord + -litanga
Negative past negative subject concord + -kutanga
Positive present (positive subject concord + -natanga)
Singular Plural
1st person ninatanga/natanga tunatanga
2nd person unatanga mnatanga
3rd person m-wa(I/II) anatanga wanatanga
other classes positive subject concord + -natanga
Negative present (negative subject concord + -tangi)
Singular Plural
1st person sitangi hatutangi
2nd person hutangi hamtangi
3rd person m-wa(I/II) hatangi hawatangi
other classes negative subject concord + -tangi
Positive future positive subject concord + -tatanga
Negative future negative subject concord + -tatanga
Positive subjunctive (positive subject concord + -tange)
Singular Plural
1st person nitange tutange
2nd person utange mtange
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atange watange
other classes positive subject concord + -tange
Negative subjunctive positive subject concord + -sitange
Positive present conditional positive subject concord + -ngetanga
Negative present conditional positive subject concord + -singetanga
Positive past conditional positive subject concord + -ngalitanga
Negative past conditional positive subject concord + -singalitanga
Gnomic (positive subject concord + -atanga)
Singular Plural
1st person natanga twatanga
2nd person watanga mwatanga
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atanga watanga
m-mi(III/IV) watanga yatanga
ji-ma(V/VI) latanga yatanga
ki-vi(VII/VIII) chatanga vyatanga
n(IX/X) yatanga zatanga
u(XI) watanga see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) kwatanga
pa(XVI) patanga
mu(XVIII) mwatanga
Perfect positive subject concord + -metanga
"Already" positive subject concord + -meshatanga
"Not yet" negative subject concord + -jatanga
"If/When" positive subject concord + -kitanga
"If not" positive subject concord + -sipotanga
Consecutive katanga / positive subject concord + -katanga
Consecutive subjunctive positive subject concord + -katange
Object concord (indicative positive)
Singular Plural
1st person -nitanga -tutanga
2nd person -kutanga -watanga/-kutangeni/-watangeni
3rd person m-wa(I/II) -mtanga -watanga
m-mi(III/IV) -utanga -itanga
ji-ma(V/VI) -litanga -yatanga
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -kitanga -vitanga
n(IX/X) -itanga -zitanga
u(XI) -utanga see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kutanga
pa(XVI) -patanga
mu(XVIII) -mutanga
Reflexive -jitanga
Relative forms
General positive (positive subject concord + (object concord) + -tanga- + relative marker)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -tangaye -tangao
m-mi(III/IV) -tangao -tangayo
ji-ma(V/VI) -tangalo -tangayo
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -tangacho -tangavyo
n(IX/X) -tangayo -tangazo
u(XI) -tangao see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -tangako
pa(XVI) -tangapo
mu(XVIII) -tangamo
Other forms (subject concord + tense marker + relative marker + (object concord) + -tanga)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -yetanga -otanga
m-mi(III/IV) -otanga -yotanga
ji-ma(V/VI) -lotanga -yotanga
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -chotanga -vyotanga
n(IX/X) -yotanga -zotanga
u(XI) -otanga see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kotanga
pa(XVI) -potanga
mu(XVIII) -motanga
Some forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese tanga. First attested in 1982.

Noun[edit]

tanga c

  1. tanga briefs

Declension[edit]

Declension of tanga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tanga tangan tangor tangorna
Genitive tangas tangans tangors tangornas

Further reading[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *taŋa (to gape stupidly; to gawk), from Proto-Austronesian *taŋa (to open wide).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /taˈŋa/, [tɐˈŋa]
  • Rhymes: -a

Adjective[edit]

tangá (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜅ)

  1. stupid; foolish; ignorant; slow-witted
    Synonyms: gunggong, tunggak, bangag, ungas, hangal, mangmang, maang, manga, uslak, banggak, tunggak, ungag, libsang, binsa, supak
    Mukha kang tanga!
    You look stupid!
  2. uneducated
    Synonym: walang-pinag-aralan
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tangá (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜅ)

  1. idiot; stupid person; fool
    Hoy, tanga!
    Hey, fool!
  2. act of gazing absentmindedly (at something)
    Synonym: pagtanga
  3. (by extension) act of wasting one's time by gazing absentmindedly (at something)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hokkien 蟲仔虫仔 (thâng-á, little vermin; insect; bug).[2] Compare Bikol Central tanga and Cebuano tanga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaŋaʔ/, [ˈta.ŋɐʔ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun[edit]

tangà (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜅ)

  1. clothes moth
  2. potato worm; weevil (the presence of which is with a certain peculiar taste or odor)
  3. bookworm
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaŋaʔ/, [ˈta.ŋɐʔ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun[edit]

tangà (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜅ) (obsolete)

  1. ancient prohibition with penalty clause
  2. act of making and fulfilling a promise
  3. payment agreement
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧nga
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaŋa/, [ˈta.ŋɐ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun[edit]

tanga (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜅ) (obsolete)

  1. act of extending the neck to see something
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blust, Robert, Trussel, Stephen (2010–) “*taŋa₁ § *taŋa”, in The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary
  2. ^ Chan-Yap, Gloria (1980) “Hokkien Chinese borrowings in Tagalog”, in Pacific Linguistics, volume B, number 71 (PDF), Canberra, A.C.T. 2600.: The Australian National University, page 134

Further reading[edit]

  • tanga”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • tanga”, in Pinoy Dictionary, 2010–2024

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]

Waray Sorsogon[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga

  1. ant