lingua

See also: língua

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin lingua (tongue).

NounEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingua, from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

lingua f (plural linguas)

  1. language
  2. tongue

InterlinguaEdit

Interlingua Wikipedia has an article on:

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lingua (plural linguas)

  1. (anatomy) A tongue.
  2. A language.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit


ItalianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈliŋ.ɡwa]
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  • Hyphenation: lìn‧gua

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingua, from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

lingua f (plural lingue)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language, tongue
  3. strip, tongue (of land)
  4. (in the plural) foreign languages

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingua, from Old Latin *dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

lingua f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling לינגוה, plural linguas)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. (linguistics) language

SynonymsEdit

  • lashon

Alternative formsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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. poetically 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
  11. vocative singular of lingua
  12. ablative singular of lingua

InflectionEdit

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lingua linguae
genitive linguae linguārum
dative linguae linguīs
accusative linguam linguās
ablative linguā linguīs
vocative lingua linguae

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingua (tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue, speech, language).

NounEdit

lingua f (plural linguas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) language

SynonymsEdit


SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lingua (tongue, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Italic *dn̥χ(u)wā, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.

NounEdit

lingua f (plural lingui)

  1. A tongue.
  2. A language.
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