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, historical) A jury made up partly of natives and partly of foreigners.

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bilinguis (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.

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

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