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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.

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese tanger, Italian tangere

Italic: Umbrian antakres "by the untouched"

Indo-European: 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"