lingual

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English[edit]

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin linguālis, from lingua (the tongue; a language, speech) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix).

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lingual (not comparable) (relational)

  1. (anatomy, dentistry) Related to, near, or on the side toward the tongue.
    1. (phonetics) Articulated with the tongue.
  2. Related to language or linguistics.
    Synonym: linguistic

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lingual (plural linguals)

  1. (phonetics) A sound articulated with the tongue.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin linguālis, from Latin lingua (tongue, speech).

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lingual (not comparable)

  1. lingual; related to the tongue
  2. lingual, linguistic; related to language
    Synonym: sprachlich

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin linguālis, from Latin lingua (tongue, speech) + -alis.

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lingual m or f (plural linguais, comparable)

  1. (anatomy) lingual (relating to the tongue)
  2. (phonetics) lingual (articulated with the tongue)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lingual

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lingual m or n (feminine singular linguală, masculine plural linguali, feminine and neuter plural linguale)

  1. lingual

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin linguālis, from Latin lingua (tongue, speech).

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  • IPA(key): /linˈɡwal/, [lĩŋˈɡwal]
  • Rhymes: -al

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lingual (plural linguales)

  1. lingual

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