translingual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From trans- (across), + lingual (having to do with languages or tongues), from Latin lingua (tongue), + -al, from Latin -alis.

Adjective[edit]

translingual (not comparable)

  1. Existing in multiple languages.
    • 1994, Cordner, Holland & Kerrigan (eds), English Comedy
      The nose's comic potency is enhanced by the Indo-European rootedness of its own name, securing it a pivotal role in translingual games.
  2. Having the same meaning in many languages.
    No is the translingual symbol for the chemistry element nobelium.
  3. (of a phrase) containing words of multiple languages
    • 1985, W. Redfern, Georges Darien: Robbery and Private Enterprise
      Darien can make translingual jokes
  4. (translation studies) Operating between different languages
    • 1986, James S. Holmes, Translated: Papers on Literary Translation and Translation Studies
      This receiver, as translator, then performs a kind of "translingual transfer" to encode in a second language a new message that is intended to "mean the same" . .
  5. (medicine) Occurring or being measured across the tongue
    • 1985, Hech, Welter & DeSimone, Chemical Senses
      Simultaneous recordings of the translingual potential and integrated neural response of the rat.

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