tangi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori.

Noun[edit]

tangi (plural tangis)

  1. Synonym of tangihanga
    • 1906, The District Court and Magistrate's Court Reports
      He goes on to say that the Government, The Maori Sanitary Councils, and the Native Land Court have endeavoured to prevent Maori tangis lasting for more than three or four days []

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tangi m (genitive singular tanga, nominative plural tangar)

  1. spit, narrow peninsula
    Synonym: nes

Declension[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. second-person singular present indicative of tangere
  2. second-person singular imperative of tangere

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Kapingamarangi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋi, from Proto-Oceanic *taŋis, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taŋis, from Proto-Austronesian *Caŋis.

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. (intransitive) to cry (to weep)

Kavalan[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tangi

  1. now
  2. today

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tangī

  1. present passive infinitive of tangō

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋi, from Proto-Oceanic *taŋis, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taŋis, from Proto-Austronesian *Caŋis.

Noun[edit]

tangi

  1. weeping, mourning, lament
  2. sound, intonation
  3. (music) pitch

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. (intransitive) to cry (to weep)
  2. to sing, make a sound

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • tangi” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.



Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

tangi m (genitive tanga)

  1. tang, cape (point of land)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: tange
  • Norwegian Bokmål: tange

References[edit]

  • tangi in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. first-person singular preterite of tanger

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋi, from Proto-Oceanic *taŋis, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taŋis, from Proto-Austronesian *Caŋis.

Noun[edit]

tangi

  1. cry; noise, sound
  2. lament; a death chant
    I te patuanga o Malotini, watu loa lua ona mātutua i tona tangi.
    After the murder of Malotini, his parents composed a lament for him.

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. (intransitive) to cry (to weep)
    E wea koe e tangi ai?
    Why are you crying?
  2. to call, make a sound (of an animal)
    tangi te kāleva, kai tō te ua.
    When the cuckoo calls, it might rain.

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Rarotongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taŋi, from Proto-Oceanic *taŋis, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taŋis, from Proto-Austronesian *Caŋis.

Verb[edit]

tangi

  1. (intransitive) to cry (to weep)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Noun[edit]

tangi (ma class, plural matangi)

  1. tank, reservoir (container)