linguo-, lingu-, lingua-, -linguist, -linguistic, -linguistical, -linguistically +
(Latin: literally tongue; and by extension, speech, language)
From Old Latin dingua which is a cognate (kindred) with Old English tunge, The change of d (in Old Latin dingua) to l (in Latin lingua) was probably due to dialectal influence (the so-called "Sabine l"). It was facilitated by a folk-etymological association with lingere, "to lick", the tongue having been conceived as "the licking organ".
2. Glossal; tonguelike; specifically, in phonetics, formed with the aid of the tongue; applied to the dental sounds; such as, t, d, n, and s.
3. Relating to language or languages.
2. Of or pertaining to the tongue, or to any tongue-like part.
3. A reference to the tongue as the organ of speech.
4. Pertaining to language or languages.
2. On the lingual side; towards the tongue.
2. A person who studies languages: A new linguist was hired by the university to chair the foreign language department.