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Definition pang


The origin of the noun is uncertain; it is possibly derived from Middle English *pange, perhaps an altered form of prange, prōnge (“affliction, agony, pain; pointed instrument”) as in prongys of deth (“pangs of death, death throes”), from Anglo-Latin pronga, of unknown origin. Perhaps connected with Middle Dutch prange, pranghe (“instrument for pinching”) (modern Dutch prang (“horse restraint; fetter, neck iron”)), Middle Low German prange (“pole, stake; (possibly) kind of pillory or stocks”), Old English pyngan (“to prick”). The word may thus be related to prong.

The verb is derived from the noun.


pang (plural pangs)

  1. (often in the plural) A paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; a feeling of sudden and transitory agony; a throe.
  2. (often in the plural) A sudden sharp feeling of an emotional or mental nature, as of joy or sorrow.


pang (third-person singular simple present pangs, present participle panging, simple past and past participle panged)

  1. (transitive) To cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment, to torture.

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