tango

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See also: Tango and tangó

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Argentine-Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language (compare Ibibio tamgu (to dance)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtæŋɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtæŋɡoʊ/
  • (file)
Rhymes: -æŋɡəʊ

Noun[edit]

Argentine tango (dance)

tango (plural tangos or tangoes)

  1. A Standard ballroom dance in 4/4 time; or a social dance, the Argentine tango.
  2. A piece of music suited to such a dance.
  3. The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  4. (slang) enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  5. A dark orange colour shade; deep tangerine
    tango colour:  

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tango (third-person singular simple present tangoes, present participle tangoing, simple past and past participle tangoed)

  1. To dance the tango.
  2. (slang, intransitive) To mingle or interact (with each other).
    • 2013, Kathy Casey, D'Lish Deviled Eggs (page 67)
      Creamy cheese, tangy-sweet peppers, and a hit of heat tango in this sexy deviled-egg combo.

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Bikol Central[edit]

Verb[edit]

tangò

  1. To nod.

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ngo

Noun[edit]

tango

  1. A tooth with a single cusp; a cuspid; a canine.
  2. A fang; a long, pointed canine tooth used for biting and tearing flesh or injecting venom.
  3. A tusk; one of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as a walrus, elephant or wild boar.

Verb[edit]

tango

  1. To nod.

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango n

  1. tango (Standard ballroom dance in 4/4 time; or a social dance, the Argentine tango)

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tanɡo/, [ˈtˢɑŋɡ̊o]

Noun[edit]

tango c (singular definite tangoen, plural indefinite tangoer)

  1. tango

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑŋ.ɡoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tan‧go

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tango's)

  1. tango (Argentine-Uruguayan dance and musical style)

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology[edit]

From Argentine-Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑŋːo/, [ˈt̪ɑŋːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋːo
  • Syllabification: tan‧go

Noun[edit]

tango

  1. tango

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tango (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative tango tangot
genitive tangon tangojen
partitive tangoa tangoja
illative tangoon tangoihin
singular plural
nominative tango tangot
accusative nom. tango tangot
gen. tangon
genitive tangon tangojen
partitive tangoa tangoja
inessive tangossa tangoissa
elative tangosta tangoista
illative tangoon tangoihin
adessive tangolla tangoilla
ablative tangolta tangoilta
allative tangolle tangoille
essive tangona tangoina
translative tangoksi tangoiksi
instructive tangoin
abessive tangotta tangoitta
comitative tangoineen
Possessive forms of tango (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person tangoni tangomme
2nd person tangosi tangonne
3rd person tangonsa

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (dance)

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tanghi)

  1. tango

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tango

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tangere

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tango in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tango

  1. Rōmaji transcription of たんご

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *tangō, nasal infix present from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂g-. Cognate with Ancient Greek τάσσω (tássō), τεταγών (tetagṓn)[1], Old English þaccian (to touch, pat). More at thack, thwack.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tangō (present infinitive tangere, perfect active tetigī, supine tāctum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I touch, grasp.
    Nōlī mē tangere.
    Don't touch me.
  2. (transitive) I reach, arrive at.
  3. (transitive) I attain to.
  4. (transitive) I move, affect.
  5. (transitive) I come home to.

Conjugation[edit]

   Conjugation of tangō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tangō tangis tangit tangimus tangitis tangunt
imperfect tangēbam tangēbās tangēbat tangēbāmus tangēbātis tangēbant
future tangam tangēs tanget tangēmus tangētis tangent
perfect tetigī tetigistī tetigit tetigimus tetigistis tetigērunt, tetigēre
pluperfect tetigeram tetigerās tetigerat tetigerāmus tetigerātis tetigerant
future perfect tetigerō tetigeris tetigerit tetigerimus tetigeritis tetigerint
passive present tangor tangeris, tangere tangitur tangimur tangiminī tanguntur
imperfect tangēbar tangēbāris, tangēbāre tangēbātur tangēbāmur tangēbāminī tangēbantur
future tangar tangēris, tangēre tangētur tangēmur tangēminī tangentur
perfect tāctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect tāctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect tāctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tangam tangās tangat tangāmus tangātis tangant
imperfect tangerem tangerēs tangeret tangerēmus tangerētis tangerent
perfect tetigerim tetigerīs tetigerit tetigerīmus tetigerītis tetigerint
pluperfect tetigissem tetigissēs tetigisset tetigissēmus tetigissētis tetigissent
passive present tangar tangāris, tangāre tangātur tangāmur tangāminī tangantur
imperfect tangerer tangerēris, tangerēre tangerētur tangerēmur tangerēminī tangerentur
perfect tāctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect tāctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tange tangite
future tangitō tangitō tangitōte tanguntō
passive present tangere tangiminī
future tangitor tangitor tanguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tangere tetigisse tāctūrum esse tangī tāctum esse tāctum īrī
participles tangēns tāctūrus tāctus tangendus, tangundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
tangendī tangendō tangendum tangendō tāctum tāctū

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: pertànyer
  • English: tangible, tangent
  • Galician: tanguer
  • Italian: tangere

References[edit]

  • tango in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tango in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tango in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the lightning has struck somewhere: fulmen locum tetigit
    • to be struck by lightning: fulmine tangi, ici
    • to be struck by lightning: de caelo tangi, percuti
    • the country-house stands near the road: villa tangit viam
    • to be contiguous, adjacent to a country: tangere, attingere terram
    • to touch briefly on a thing: breviter tangere, attingere aliquid
    • to make a cursory mention of a thing; to mention by the way (not obiter or in transcursu): strictim, leviter tangere, attingere, perstringere aliquid
    • you have hit the nail on the head: rem acu tetigisti
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango n

  1. tango (ballroom dance)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tango in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tango in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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 tango on Portuguese Wikipedia
tango

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (ballroom dance)
  2. a style of music associated with the tango dance (used to accompany and set the beat for the dance)

Verb[edit]

tango

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tangar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tânɡo/
  • Hyphenation: tan‧go

Noun[edit]

tȁngo m (Cyrillic spelling та̏нго)

  1. tango (dance)

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango n (genitive singular tanga, nominative plural tangá, genitive plural táng, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. (dance) tango

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tango in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a Niger-Congo language, but an onomatopoeic origin for the dance has been suggested as well.

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (ballroom dance)
  2. a style of music associated with the tango dance (used to accompany and set the beat for the dance)

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango (ma class, plural matango)

  1. cucumber

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango c

  1. (dance) tango

Declension[edit]

Declension of tango 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tango tangon tangor, tangoer, tangos tangorna, tangoernas
Genitive tangos tangons tangors, tangoers, tangos tangornas, tangoernas

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Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

tangó

  1. canine tooth
  2. tusk of animals