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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glôssa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣlosa/
  • Hyphenation: γλώσ‧σα

NounEdit

γλώσσα (glóssaf (plural γλώσσες)

  1. (anatomy) tongue (muscular organ in the mouth used to eat and speak)
    Πρόσεξε μη δαγκώσεις κατά λάθος τη γλώσσα σου.‎ ― Prósexe mi dagkóseis katá láthos ti glóssa sou.Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue.
    Ο Παππούς έχει καρκίνο της γλώσσας.‎ ― O Pappoús échei karkíno tis glóssas.Grandad has tongue cancer.
  2. Figurative senses.
    1. (figuratively, of a shoe) tongue (the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot)
      η γλώσσα του παπουτσιού‎ ― i glóssa tou papoutsioúthe tongue of the shoe
    2. (figuratively) tongue (an individual point of flame from a fire)
      πύρινες γλώσσες φωτιάς‎ ― pýrines glósses fotiásfiery tongues of fire
    3. (figuratively) tongue (a long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or lake)
      γλώσσα στεριάς που προχωρεί στη θάλασσα‎ ― glóssa steriás pou prochoreí sti thálassaa tongue of land which projects into the sea
  3. (linguistics, metonymically, all senses) language, tongue (words and methods of combining them understood by a community and used as a form of communication)
    Η Ελληνική είναι πλούσια γλώσσα.‎ ― I Ellinikí eínai ploúsia glóssa.Greek is a rich language.
    Ποια είναι η επίσημη γλώσσα εδώ;‎ ― Poia eínai i epísimi glóssa edó?What is the official language here?
    μητρική γλώσσα‎ ― mitrikí glóssamother tongue
    φυσική γλώσσα‎ ― fysikí glóssanative/natural language
    τεχνητή γλώσσα‎ ― technití glóssaartificial language
  4. sole (Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae)
    Φάγαμε χθες γλώσσα για βραδινό.‎ ― Fágame chthes glóssa gia vradinó.We ate sole yesterday for supper.

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