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linguaphile (noun) – A lover of languages and words.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Linguist has existed in English since the 16th century. It means ?one who is adept at learning and using foreign languages; one who is a student of language or linguistics; a translator or interpreter.? Linguaphile has a somewhat different meaning: ?one who loves words or languages.? The originally Greek suffix -phile (?lover of?) is completely naturalized in English. Lingua in Latin means ?tongue, language?; its Old Latin form was dingua, from Proto-Indo-European d?ghw?, which is also the source of Germanic (English) tongue, and of Celtic (Old Irish) teng, Baltic in??-, and Slavic (Polish) j?zyk (with Baltic and Slavic loss of initial d-; ? represents a nasalized vowel). Linguaphile entered English in the late 20th century.

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