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See also: Lingo and lìn-gò͘



From Latin lingua (language) + -o (diminutive suffix).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪŋ.ɡəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈliŋ.ɡoʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəʊ


lingo (countable and uncountable, plural lingos or lingoes)

  1. Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group, field, or region; jargon or a dialect.
    • 1700, [William] Congreve, The Way of the World, a Comedy. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], →OCLC, Act III, scene xv, page 47:
      [...] I have Thoughts to tarry a ſmall Matter in Town, to learn ſomewhat of your Lingo firſt, before I croſs the Seas.
    • 1846, Reynolds, George W.M., The Mysteries of London volume 1, London: George Vickers, page 327:
      "You see, ma'am, I can't divest myself of my professional lingo," observed Mr. Banks.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She had Lord James' collar in one big fist and she pounded the table with the other and talked a blue streak. Nobody could make out plain what she said, for she was mainly jabbering Swede lingo, but there was English enough, of a kind, to give us some idee.



Bikol Central[edit]


  • Hyphenation: li‧ngo
  • IPA(key): /liˈŋoʔ/



  1. stiff neck



From Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ-. Cognate with Old Armenian լիզեմ (lizem) and English lick.



lingō (present infinitive lingere, perfect active līnxī, supine līnctum); third conjugation

  1. I lick (up)
    • 38 CE – 104 CE, Martial, Epigrammata III.96:
      Lingis, non futuis meam puellam.
      You lick, but do not fuck my girl.


   Conjugation of lingō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lingō lingis lingit lingimus lingitis lingunt
imperfect lingēbam lingēbās lingēbat lingēbāmus lingēbātis lingēbant
future lingam lingēs linget lingēmus lingētis lingent
perfect līnxī līnxistī līnxit līnximus līnxistis līnxērunt,
pluperfect līnxeram līnxerās līnxerat līnxerāmus līnxerātis līnxerant
future perfect līnxerō līnxeris līnxerit līnxerimus līnxeritis līnxerint
passive present lingor lingeris,
lingitur lingimur lingiminī linguntur
imperfect lingēbar lingēbāris,
lingēbātur lingēbāmur lingēbāminī lingēbantur
future lingar lingēris,
lingētur lingēmur lingēminī lingentur
perfect līnctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect līnctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect līnctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lingam lingās lingat lingāmus lingātis lingant
imperfect lingerem lingerēs lingeret lingerēmus lingerētis lingerent
perfect līnxerim līnxerīs līnxerit līnxerīmus līnxerītis līnxerint
pluperfect līnxissem līnxissēs līnxisset līnxissēmus līnxissētis līnxissent
passive present lingar lingāris,
lingātur lingāmur lingāminī lingantur
imperfect lingerer lingerēris,
lingerētur lingerēmur lingerēminī lingerentur
perfect līnctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect līnctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present linge lingite
future lingitō lingitō lingitōte linguntō
passive present lingere lingiminī
future lingitor lingitor linguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives lingere līnxisse līnctūrum esse lingī līnctum esse līnctum īrī
participles lingēns līnctūrus līnctus lingendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
lingendī lingendō lingendum lingendō līnctum līnctū

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  • lingo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lingo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lingo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lingo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette



  • Hyphenation: li‧ngo
  • IPA(key): /liˈŋo/, [lɪˈŋo]



  1. assassination; treacherous killing
    Synonym: pang-aasesino

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