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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *lišān-. Cognate with Arabic لِسَان (lisān), Hebrew לשון (lashon), Aramaic לשנא (liššānā), and Amharic ልሳን (ləsan).

NounEdit

lsien m (plural ilsna)

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

Usage notesEdit

Combines with the definite article il- in the form l-ilsien.