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 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
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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]

Noun[edit]

vang

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋ

Verb[edit]

vang

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

Mizo[edit]

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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).

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(classifier cây) vang (𣞁)

  1. sappanwood (Biancaea sappan)