език

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ęzykъ, from earlier *inźūˀ-kas, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *inźūˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ези́к (ezíkm (related adjective ези́чен or ези́ков)

  1. (anatomy) tongue, glossa
  2. tongue (of a shoe, bell, etc.), pawl, catch, clapper
  3. (system of communication using words or symbols) language, speech, tongue, lingo
  4. (the particular words used in speech or a passage of text) language, style, idiom, parlance, wording
  5. jargon, cant

Usage notes[edit]

  • The derived adjective ези́чен (ezíčen) refers specifically to "tongue" while ези́ков (ezíkov) refers specifically to "language".

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • език in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)