γλῶσσα

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Originally "provided with a point", from Proto-Hellenic *glóťťā. From γλῶχες (glôkhes, beard of corn) (from Proto-Indo-European *glōgʰs) and -ια (-ia).

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γλῶσσᾰ (glôssaf (genitive γλώσσης); first declension (Ionic)

  1. (anatomy) The tongue.
  2. A language.
  3. Anything shaped like the tongue:
    1. (music) The mouthpiece of a pipe.
    2. The tongue or thong of leather, shoe-latchet.
    3. The tongue of land.
    4. Ingot.
    5. (divination) The marking on the liver.

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