(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.
Portuguese tanger, Italian tangere
Umbrian antakres "by the untouched"
Gothic tekan "to touch," Old Norse taka "to take," "to touch," English to take
Ancient Greek τεταγών (tetagón) "having seized"
B ceśäṃ "to touch"