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lenguage

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Old PortugueseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Provençal lenguatge, lengaje, from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum, from Classical Latin lingua.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lẽˈɡwa.d͡ʒe/

NounEdit

lenguage m f

  1. language
  2. Romance language

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Old SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French language or Old Provençal lenguatge, lengaje, from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum, based on Latin lingua (tongue).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lenguage m (plural lenguages)

  1. language
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 1r.
      Et por que el ſabie fablar aquel lenguage. ¬ leye la ſu letra; paga ſe mucho de buſcar los ſus libros ¬ de eſtudiar por ellos.
      And because he could speak that language and could read in their letters, he strove to seek out their books and study from them.
    • Idem, f. 1v.
      Dela piedra aque llaman magnitat en caldeo ¬ en arauigo. ¬ en latin magnetes. ¬ en lenguage caſtellano aymant.
      Of the stone they call magnitat in Chaldean and Arabic, and magnetes in Latin, and aymant in the Castilian language.

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