tonga

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi टाँगा (tanga).

Alternative forms[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tonga (plural tongas)

  1. (India) A light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage used for transportation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
    • 1890, Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills:
      Coming up along the Cart-Road a tonga passed me, and my pony, tired with standing so long, set off at a canter.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 13:
      When his tyre went flat, he leapt off and shouted for a tonga.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Tonga.

Noun[edit]

tonga (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

tonga

  1. Tongan (language)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tonga (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative tonga
genitive tongan
partitive tongaa
illative tongaan
singular plural
nominative tonga
accusative nom. tonga
gen. tongan
genitive tongan
partitive tongaa
inessive tongassa
elative tongasta
illative tongaan
adessive tongalla
ablative tongalta
allative tongalle
essive tongana
translative tongaksi
instructive
abessive tongatta
comitative

Anagrams[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In Lojbanized spelling.

  • Chinese: iingau — 音高 (yīngāo)
  • English: tontone
  • Hindi: tanतान (tān)
  • Spanish: tontono
  • Arabic: tanak

Pronunciation[edit]

Gismu[edit]

tonga (rafsi tog or to'a)

  1. tone; x1 is a tone/note of frequency/pitch x2 from source x3.

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Indonesian tengah.

Noun[edit]

tonga

  1. south

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonga f

  1. definite singular of tong

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonga m (uncountable)

  1. Tongan (Austronesian language spoken in Tonga)

Synonyms[edit]


Rapa Nui[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonga

  1. a kind of yam

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

tonga (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. (slang) cheating, trick