limba

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See also: limbă and limbã

English[edit]

A limba tree

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

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Aromanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f

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

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: lim‧ba

Noun[edit]

limba

  1. the color pink

Adjective[edit]

limba

  1. having a pink colour

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f

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

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingua, from Old Latin *dingua, from Proto-Italic *denɣwā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Compare Romanian limbă.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

limba f (plural limbas)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
    M’apo mossigadu sa limbaI bit my own tongue
  2. language
    Synonym: faeddu
    limba sardaSardinian language
  3. speech (faculty of speaking)
    perder sa limbato be left speechless (literally, “to lose the tongue”)
    Synonyms: faeddu, paraula

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