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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 *dn̥χ(u)wā, 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 *dn̥χ(u)wā, 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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Ladino[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingua, from Old Latin *dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, 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]

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

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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