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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
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Etymology

From Old French langage, from Vulgar Latin *linguaticum, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lingua (tongue, speech, language), from Old Latin dingua, from Proto-Indo-European *dnghwa- (tongue, speech, language)

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Noun

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language

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s

language (s)
  1. (countable) A form of communication using words either spoken or symbolized with a writting system, usually structured with grammar.
    the English language
    sign language
  2. (uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.
    the gift of language
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Nonverbal communication.
    body language
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A computer language.
  5. (uncountable) The vocabulary and usage used in a particular specialist field.
    legal language
  6. (uncountable) The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
    The language he used to talk to me was obscene.
    The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
  7. (uncountable) Profanity.
    • 1978, James Carroll, Mortal Friends[1], ISBN 0440157897, page 500,  
      "Where the hell is Horace?" ¶"There he is. He's coming. You shouldn't use language."

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