tanga

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English[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 9004103996:
      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 9231038761:
      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'.

Chamorro[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. to desire something, to crave.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tanga.

Noun[edit]

tanga m (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong (underwear)

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

tánga

  1. cockroach

Verb[edit]

tangâ

  1. to raise one's eyes

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanga

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tangere
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of tangere
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of tangere
  4. third-person singular imperative of tangere

Noun[edit]

tanga m (invariable)

  1. G-string

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga class 5 (plural matanga)

  1. sail

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tanga m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of tang

Portuguese[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Tupian language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga f (plural tangas)

  1. G-string, thong

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tangá

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

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Noun[edit]

tanga

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

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanga (definite accusative tangayı, plural tangalar)

  1. thong

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Umbundu[edit]

Verb[edit]

-tanga (infinitive okutanga)

  1. to study
  2. to read

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