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teng

Definition of teng

1) narrow, tight, strained, collapse, trouble, angry (bêhn teng) 2) danger, scarcity, difficulty, straits, crisis, depression, blues, megrims 3) narrowness, trouble, need, straits

Other forms

tang

Etymology

Possibly from Avestan angra "anger, destructive, chaotic, disorderly, inhibitive, malign". “Angra Mainyu”, a term of Avestan can be translated as "narrow/destructive minded”.

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "tight, painfully constricted, painful".

Sanskrit amhu- "narrow", amhah "anguish",
Greek ankhein "to squeeze", ankhone "a strangling",
Latin angere "to throttle, torment",
Old Irish cum-ang "straitness, want",
Armenian anjuk "narrow",
Lithuanian ankštas "narrow",
Old English enge "narrow, painful",
Old Norse angra "to grieve, vex, distress",
Gothic aggwus "narrow".

Synonyms

asteng

Related words and phrases

asteng, çengel, çengal, enîşk, tengav (strait), tengasî

Updated on January 8, 2023

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