vang

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See also: Vang, vàng, vâng, and vắng

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English vangen, southern variant of fangen (to seize, catch), from Old English fōn (to take, grasp, seize, catch, capture, make prisoner, receive, accept, assume, undertake, meet with, encounter), and Old Norse fanga (to fetch, capture), both from Proto-Germanic *fanhaną, *fangōną (to catch, capture), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ- (to fasten, place).

Cognate with West Frisian fange (to catch), Dutch vangen (to catch), German fangen (to catch), Danish fange (to catch). More at fang.

Verb[edit]

vang (third-person singular simple present vangs, present participle vanging, simple past and past participle vanged)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) To take; undertake for.
  2. (dialectal, as a godparent) To undertake for at the baptismal font; be godfather or godmother to.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch vangen (to catch). Ultimately a doublet of etymology one.

Noun[edit]

vang (plural vangs)

  1. (nautical) A line extended down from the end of a yard or a gaff, used to regulate its position
    • 2013, Frank Bethwaite, Fast Handling Technique, page 141:
      Having the vang and the Cunningham in the right spot can be beneficial.
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vang (third-person singular simple present vangs, present participle vanging, simple past and past participle vanged)

  1. (sailing) To flatten the sail and regulate its position with such a line.
    • 1998 February, Yachting, page 62:
      On a catamaran, the curved track has enough beam to allow the mainsheet to vang the boom throughout its entire arc.
    • 1999 January, Cruising World, volume 25, number 1, page 80:
      The Patented Hoyt Jib Boom adds to offwind speed by vanging the jib and acting as a built in whisker pole.
    • 2018, Henry R. Danielson, Island People: Finding Our Way:
      We needed to vang the main, pull it down to flatten it, and make it more efficient.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *uang-, from Proto-Indo-European *wen(H)g- (to be bent, curved). Cognate to Lithuanian vìngis (bow, crooking) and Old High German wankon (to shake, totter, stagger).

Noun[edit]

vang m

  1. (b)rim, felloe

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vangr

Noun[edit]

vang

  1. a meadow; an uncultivated, grassy piece of land

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɑŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vang
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From vangen.

Noun[edit]

vang f (plural vangen)

  1. The brake wheel of a windmill, a brake.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

vang

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vangen
  2. imperative of vangen

Khumi Chin[edit]

Vang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vang

  1. village

References[edit]

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[1], Payap University, page 44

Mizo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

vang

  1. scarce
  2. rare

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun[edit]

vang

  1. cause
  2. reason

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vangr.

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vang m (definite singular vangen, indefinite plural vangar, definite plural vangane)

  1. a meadow, grassy area, grassy plain
    • 1868, Henrik Krohn, "Han Trond i Fjelli":
      [] fraa Hesten, som kneggjad til honom paa Vangen.
      [] from the horse, that neighed to him on the meadow.

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Vietnamese[edit]

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vang ()

  1. to echo; to resound
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French vin.

Noun[edit]

vang

  1. (colloquial) Short for rượu vang (wine).

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) vang (𣞁)

  1. sappanwood (Biancaea sappan)