لغة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Like لَغَا (laḡā, to speak), from the root ل غ و (l-ḡ-w). Related to Hebrew לוע \ לֹעַ (lṓaʿ, throat, pharynx, maw).

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Noun[edit]

لُغَة (luḡaf (plural لُغَات (luḡāt))

  1. language
  2. dialect, vernacular
  3. jargon
  4. (with the definite article) Classical Arabic

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “لغو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4