tangi

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈtaŋē,
ˈtäŋē
plural -s
: a Maori funeral rite
also : a lamentation or dirge that accompanies it

tangi

2 of 2

noun (2)

tan·​gi
(ˈ)täŋ¦gē
plural -s
India
: a narrow gorge

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Maori, literally, to mourn, cry

Noun (2)

Persian tangī narrowness, from tang narrow

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“Tangi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangi. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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