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lingua (singular)
The tongue or a part resembling one.
(Latin: literally tongue; and by extension, speech, language)
Word Entries containing the term: “lingua
dorsum lingua (s) (noun), dorsum linguae (pl)
The upper or higher back surface of the tongue, divided by a shallow median groove that extends backward; also called the "dorsum of the tongue".
This entry is located in the following unit: dorso-, dors-, dorsi-, -dorsal (page 3)
lingua franca
1. Language of the Franks or a Frankish language.
2. A common language consisting of Italian mixed with French, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, and Turkish; the mixed language used chiefly by merchants throughout the Mediterranean ports until the 18th century.
3. Any hybrid or other language used over a wide area as a common mode of discourse between groups or peoples speaking different languages; especially as a commercial or trade jargon.
4. A useful makeshift lingo or commercial tongue among peoples of different speech; such as, English and a local language in various countries.
lingua franca
The Frankish tongue.

A jargon used for elementary communication by medieval traders and sailors in the Mediterranean, derived for the most part from the Romance languages [Italian mixed with French, Greek, Arabic, etc.]. Generally, it describes a mixture of languages used as a means of communication in business.

lingua vulgaris
Speech by the common people; popular language; Vulgar Latin as opposed to Classical Latin or the language of the more highly educated.