bilinguis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bilinguis (double-tongued), from bis (twice, in two ways) + lingua (tongue).

Adjective[edit]

bilinguis (not comparable)

  1. double-tongued, deceiving.
  2. (law) In law, the name historically given to a jury, in which one part of the jury is natives, and the other foreigners.

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bis (twice, in two ways) + lingua (tongue).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bilinguis m, f (neuter bilingue); third declension

  1. Double-tongued, two-tongued; speaking two languages; having two tongues.
  2. Hypocritical, deceitful, false, treacherous.
  3. (of a story or tale) Having a double meaning; allegorical.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative bilinguis bilingue bilinguēs bilinguia
genitive bilinguis bilinguis bilinguium bilinguium
dative bilinguī bilinguī bilinguibus bilinguibus
accusative bilinguem bilingue bilinguēs bilinguia
ablative bilinguī bilinguī bilinguibus bilinguibus
vocative bilinguis bilingue bilinguēs bilinguia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Virgil's Aeneid, by Virgil, Allyn and Bacon: 1904, page 197, 372[1]
  • This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain. [2]