tombak

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian تنبک (tombak).

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Noun[edit]

tombak (plural tombaks)

  1. (music) A type of goblet drum used heavily in Persian music.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch, from Indonesian tembaga (copper), from Javanese. Entered Dutch usage during colonial period.

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tombak (uncountable)

  1. A brass alloy also known as red-bronze. Term used where zinc content is below 28%. Usually consists of 84-90 % zinc and 16-10% copper, sometimes including arsenic to mimic gold. Also called German brass or Dutch brass.
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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch tombak.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɔmbak/, [ˈtˢɔmb̥ɑɡ̊]

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tombak n, c (singular definite tombakket or tombakken, not used in plural)

  1. tombac

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Indonesian[edit]

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tombak

  1. spear

Malay[edit]

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tombak

  1. spear