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γλῶσσα deriv. uncertain

I.the tongue, Hom., etc.
2.the tongue, as the organ of speech, γλώσσης χάριν through love of talking, Hes., Aesch.; ἀπὸ γλώσσης by word of mouth, Hdt., Thuc.; οὐκ ἀπὸ γλώσσης not by word of mouth, not from mere hearsay, Aesch.; so, οὐ κατὰ γλῶσσαν Soph.; ἱέναι γλῶσσαν to let loose one's tongue, speak without restraint, id=Soph.; pl., κερτομίοις γλώσσαις, i.e. with blasphemies, id=Soph.:—for βοῦς ἐπὶ γλώσσηι, v. βοῦς.
II.a tongue, language, Hom., Hdt., etc.
III.the tongue or mouthpiece of a pipe, Aeschin.

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