lingua

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lingua ‎(tongue).

Noun[edit]

lingua ‎(plural linguae)

  1. (zoology) A tongue.
  2. (zoology) A median process of the labium, at the underside of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lingua f ‎(plural linguas)

  1. language
  2. tongue

Interlingua[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lingua ‎(plural linguas)

  1. (anatomy) A tongue.
  2. A language.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈliŋ.ɡwa]
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  • Hyphenation: lìn‧gua

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lingua f ‎(plural lingue)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language, tongue
  3. strip, tongue (of land)
  4. (in the plural) foreign languages

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Anagrams[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lingua f ‎(Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling לינגוה, plural linguas)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. (linguistics) language

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *denɣwā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. The change of d- to l- is likely by association with the verb lingō ‎(lick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lingua f ‎(genitive linguae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. A speech
  3. An utterance or expression
  4. A language
  5. A dialect, idiom or mode of speech
  6. (poetic, of animals) voice, note, song, bark etc.
  7. A plant (alternatively called lingulaca)
  8. The reed of the Roman tibiae
  9. A small amount of sth., e.g. "a tongue of land" or "a spoonful"
  10. The short arm of a lever

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lingua linguae
genitive linguae linguārum
dative linguae linguīs
accusative linguam linguās
ablative linguā linguīs
vocative lingua linguae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • lingua” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • lingua” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a ready tongue: lingua promptum esse
    • volubility: linguae solutio
    • the Greek language is a richer one than the Latin: lingua graeca latinā locupletior (copiosior, uberior) est
    • intercourse of speech: commercium linguae
    • volubility: volubilitas, solutio linguae
    • to be united by having a common language: eiusdem linguae societate coniunctum esse cum aliquo (De Or. 3. 59. 223)
    • to speak the Greek language: graece or graeca lingua loqui
    • to know Latin: latinam linguam scire or didicisse
    • to introduce a new word into the Latin language: inducere novum verbum in latinam linguam
    • maintain a devout silence (properly, utter no ill-omened word): favete ore, linguis = εὐφημειτε

Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingua ‎(tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s ‎(tongue, speech, language).

Noun[edit]

lingua f (plural linguas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) language

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingua ‎(tongue, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

Noun[edit]

lingua f (plural lingui)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language