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trĭlinguis , e, adj. ter-lingua.
I. triple-tongued, having three tongues: “ōs (Cerberi),Hor. C. 3, 11, 20: “cantus (Hecates),Val. Fl. 7, 184: “colla (i. e. serpentis),Prud. Cath. 3, 150. —
II. Speaking three tongues or languages: Massilienses (who spoke Greek, Latin, and Gallic), Varr. ap. Isid. Orig. 15, 1 fin.: “Siculi (because they spoke Greek, Punic, and Latin),App. M. 11, p. 259: “ego Hebraeus, Graecus, Latinus: trilinguis,Hier. in Ruf. 3, 6.
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