Translingual meaning

Existing in multiple languages.

The nose's comic potency is enhanced by the Indo-European rootedness of its own name, securing it a pivotal role in translingual games. - English Comedy - Cordner, Holland & Kerrigan (eds) - 1994

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Having the same meaning in many languages.

No is the translingual symbol for the chemistry element nobelium.

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(of a phrase) Containing words of multiple languages.

Darien can make translingual jokes - Georges Darien: Robbery and Private Enterprise - W. Redfern - 1985

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(translation studies) Operating between different languages.

This receiver, as translator, then performs a kind of "translingual transfer" to encode in a second language a new message that is intended to "mean the same" . . - Translated: Papers on Literary Translation and Translation Studies - James S. Holmes - 1986

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(medicine) Occurring or being measured across the tongue.

Simultaneous recordings of the translingual potential and integrated neural response of the rat. - Chem. Senses - Hech, Welter & DeSimone - 1985

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Origin of translingual

  • From trans- (“across”), + lingual (“having to do with languages or tongues”), from Latin lingua (“tongue”), + -al, from Latin -alis.
    From Wiktionary