limba

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See also: limbă and limbã

English[edit]

A limba tree

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

limba (plural limbas)

  1. A large African tree, Terminalia superba, whose hard wood is used for furniture, table tennis paddles and musical instruments.
    • 1965, Theodore Geiger (editor), Agrifor and U.S. Plywood in the Congo, Issue 12, page 50,
      This was the wood of the limba tree — a native of the Mayumbe forest — from which is produced a beautifully grained, blond, high-quality veneer for plywood and other uses.
    • 1991, Ján Borota, tropical forests: some African and Asian case studies of composition and structure, Elsevier, page 101,
      Limba occurred in blocks a, c and d and varied from 0.1 to 0.6 exploitable trees per hectare on average.
    • 1994, Richard C. Schultz, Joe P. Colletti (editors), Opportunities for Agroforestry in the Temperate Zone Worldwide: Proceedings of the Third North American Agroforestry Conference, page 242,
      Because of the decline of harvestable Limba trees in natural forests, a reforestation program was then undertaken by the government using local seed sources [5].

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Terminalia superba): afara

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Irvine, F. R. (1961) Woody Plants of Ghana: With Special Reference to Their Uses[1], London: Oxford University Press, page 135

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Aromanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f

  1. definite singular nominative of limbã
  2. definite singular accusative of limbã

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: lim‧ba

Noun[edit]

limba

  1. the color pink

Adjective[edit]

limba

  1. having a pink colour

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f

  1. Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra)

Further reading[edit]

  • limba in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • limba in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German līm-boum, līm-bām, līn-boum, līn-bām.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlim.ba/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

limba f

  1. Swiss pine (Pinus cembra)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • limba in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • limba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f

  1. definite nominative singular of limbă
  2. definite accusative singular of limbă

Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingua. For the regular consonant shift compare Romanian limbă.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f (plural limbas)

  1. tongue
    M’apo mossigadu sa limbaI bit my own tongue
  2. language
    Synonyms: faeddu, faedhónzu, faedhóngiu, faedhada, prallata
    limba sardaSardinian language
  3. speech (faculty of speaking)
    Synonyms: faeddu, paràula
    perdere sa limbato be left speechless (literally, “to lose the tongue”)

Derived terms[edit]