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tañer (Verb) (music) "to play"
12th cent. Originally meaning "to touch." The sense development parallels tocar. From Latin tangere "to touch." From Proto-Italic *tang-e- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *th2-n̥-g- 'id.' From the root *teh2g- of the same meaning.
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese tanger, Italian tangere
Italic
Umbrian antakres "by the untouched"
Germanic
Gothic tekan "to touch," Old Norse taka "to take," "to touch," English to take
Hellenic
Ancient Greek τεταγών (tetagón) "having seized"
Tocharian
B ceśäṃ "to touch"