interlingual

adjective

in·​ter·​lin·​gual ˌin-tər-ˈliŋ-gwəl How to pronounce interlingual (audio)
 also  -gyə-wəl
: of, relating to, or existing between two or more languages
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Word History

Etymology

inter- + Latin lingua tongue, language — more at tongue

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interlingual was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Interlingual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interlingual. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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