translingual

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From trans- (across), + lingual (having to do with languages or tongues), from Latin lingua (tongue), + -al, from Latin -alis.

AdjectiveEdit

translingual (not comparable)

  1. Existing in multiple languages.
    The nose's comic potency is enhanced by the Indo-European rootedness of its own name, securing it a pivotal role in translingual games. - English Comedy - Cordner, Holland & Kerrigan (eds) - 1994
  2. Having the same meaning in many languages.
    No is the translingual symbol for the chemistry element nobelium.
  3. (of a phrase) containing words of multiple languages
    Darien can make translingual jokes - Georges Darien: Robbery and Private Enterprise - W. Redfern - 1985
  4. (translation studies) Operating between different languages
    This receiver, as translator, then performs a kind of "translingual transfer" to encode in a second language a new message that is intended to "mean the same" . . - Translated: Papers on Literary Translation and Translation Studies - James S. Holmes - 1986
  5. (medicine) Occurring or being measured across the tongue
    Simultaneous recordings of the translingual potential and integrated neural response of the rat. - Chem. Senses - Hech, Welter & DeSimone - 1985

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