vang

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See also: Vang, vàng, vâng, and vắng

English[edit]

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 Font; be godfather or godmother to.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch vangen ‎(to catch).

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
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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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Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

vang

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

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vang

  1. scarce
  2. rare

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vang

  1. cause
  2. reason