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Meaning of "xenoglossia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD XENOGLOSSIA

From Greek, from xeno- + Attic Greek glossa tongue, language.
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PRONUNCIATION OF XENOGLOSSIA

xenoglossia  [ˌzɛnəˈɡlɒsɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENOGLOSSIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenoglossia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XENOGLOSSIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xenoglossy

Xenoglossy, also written xenoglossia, is the putative paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak or write a language he or she could not have acquired by natural means. For example, a person who speaks Swedish fluently, but who is not a native Swedish speaker, has never studied Swedish, never been to a Swedish-speaking country, and never associated with Swedish speakers or had any other source of exposure to the Swedish language, would be said to exhibit xenoglossy. The existence of xenoglossy is not generally accepted by skeptic linguists such as Samarin and Thomason. However, psychiatrist and paranormal researcher Ian Stevenson documented several cases that he considered authentic. The words derive from Greek ξένος, "foreigner" and γλῶσσα, "tongue" or "language".

Definition of xenoglossia in the English dictionary

The definition of xenoglossia in the dictionary is an ability claimed by some mediums, clairvoyants, etc, to speak a language with which they are unfamiliar.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENOGLOSSIA


aglossia
əˈɡlɒsɪə
alexia
əˈlɛksɪə
anorexia
ˌænɒˈrɛksɪə
bossier
ˈbɒsɪə
brugmansia
brʊɡˈmænsɪə
cassia
ˈkæsɪə
cere
sɪə
cire
ˈsɪə
Dacia
ˈdeɪsɪə
diglossia
daɪˈɡlɒsɪə
estancia
ɪˈstænsɪə
financier
fɪˈnænsɪə
glacier
ˈɡlæsɪə
glossier
ˈɡlɒsɪə
idioglossia
ˌɪdɪəʊˈɡlɒsɪə
sear
sɪə
seer
sɪə
ser
sɪə
sere
sɪə
sincere
sɪnˈsɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENOGLOSSIA

xenodiagnosis
xenodiagnostic
xenodochium
xenogamous
xenogamy
xenogeneic
xenogenesis
xenogenetic
xenogenic
xenogenous
xenogeny
xenoglossy
xenograft
xenolith
xenolithic
xenomania
xenomenia
xenomorphic
xenomorphically
xenon

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENOGLOSSIA

Belorussia
Bielorussia
Byelorussia
Calissia
Circassia
East Prussia
Karachai-Cherkessia
Khakassia
Little Russia
ossia
Prussia
quassia
Russia
Soviet Russia
West Prussia
White Russia

Synonyms and antonyms of xenoglossia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xenoglossia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENOGLOSSIA

Find out the translation of xenoglossia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of xenoglossia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xenoglossia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

xenoglossia
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Xenoglossia
570 millions of speakers

English

xenoglossia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xenoglossia
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

xenoglossia
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

xenoglossia
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenoglossia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xenoglossia
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xenoglossia
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenoglossia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xenoglossia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

XENOGLOSSIA
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

xenoglossia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenoglossia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xenoglossia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xenoglossia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक्सनोग्लॉझिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Xenoglossia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xenoglossia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xenoglossia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

xenoglossia
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenoglossia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

xenoglossia
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenoglossia
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xenoglossia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Xenoglossia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenoglossia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOGLOSSIA»

The term «xenoglossia» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.400 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOGLOSSIA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «xenoglossia» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «xenoglossia» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xenoglossia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENOGLOSSIA»

Discover the use of xenoglossia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenoglossia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Gift of Tongues: Women's Xenoglossia in the Later Middle ...
Perhaps most popular in Christian religious literature, these stories celebrate the erasing of all linguistic differences and the creation of wider spiritual communities.
Christine F. Cooper-Rompato, 2011
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Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience: From Alien Abductions to Zone ...
The ability to speak in a foreign language unknown to the speaker. Xenoglossia refers to “speaking in tongues” through psychic rather than religious connections. It is considered by students of the paranormal to be one of a number of mental ...
William F. Williams, 2013
3
Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics
2 Over one century later, the English visionary text The Book of Margery Kempe records a much more modest gift of xenoglossia. After two weeks of intense prayer, the monolingual Margery, while on pilgrimage to Rome, was gifted with the ...
Karen Kampwirth, 2010
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Empathy and Democracy: Feeling, Thinking, and Deliberation
2 Over one century later, the English visionary text The Book ofMargery Kempe records a much more modest gift of xenoglossia. After two weeks of intense prayer, the monolingual Margery, while on pilgrimage to Rome, was gifted with the ...
Michael E. Morrell, 2010
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TONGUES: CONFUSED BY ECSTASY: A CAREFUL STUDY OF THE ...
Italian I definitely believe I spoke. (Cited in Williams 1981, 86). Williams (1981, 182) cites several other examples of purported xenoglossia as they were related to Sherrill in particular, who admitted that much “evidence” was second and often  ...
David A Swincer, 2013
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The Case for Reincarnation
... of reincarnation. Xenoglossia A handful of well-documented cases in which people reliving a past life suddenly begin speaking in a language they don't know (usually only while under hypnosis) constitutes one of the more interesting — and ...
J. Allan Danelek, 2010
7
Idolmaster: Xenoglossia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
8
Charisms and Charismatic Renewal: A Biblical and Thelogical ...
Technically this is known as xenoglossia. To my knowledge, no case of genuine xenoglossia has been verified to the satisfaction of scientific observers. I agree with them that a healthy skepticism is justified until there is adequate evidence that ...
Francis A. Sullivan, 2004
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The Book of the Bizarre: Freaky Facts and Strange Stories
Xenoglossia is the act of spontaneously speaking in a strange or foreign language without having learned it or having been exposed to it, but with the added implication of extreme revulsion or distaste to this linguistic act. The ability to speak in ...
Varla Ventura, 2008
10
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism
Xenoglossia and Automatic Writing: (Maggid; Shem ha- Kotev; Shem ha-Doresh). Xenoglossia is the phenomenon of alien spirits speaking through or out of a possessed person while in a trance; “channeling.” Such experiences may have ...
Geoffrey W. Dennis, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENOGLOSSIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenoglossia is used in the context of the following news items.
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The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Episode #14 Anime Review
By now, it is apparent that this show is most likely going to be nowhere near as great as the regular iM@S (No, not Xenoglossia), but I have high hopes that it is ... «The Fandom Post, Jul 15»
2
ガンダム新作は「鉄血のオルフェンズ」
サンライズ創立35周年記念作品というビッグプロジェクトであった『アイドルマスター XENOGLOSSIA』で監督を務めた経験もあります。 20150715_gndam6_R.JPG. «ギズモード・ジャパン, Jul 15»
3
The Whispers: “X Marks The Spot”
... to The Saraha Desert, a great outcropping of rock infused with electrical surges, a man returned from the dead, and spontaneous episodes of xenoglossia. «A.V. Club, Jun 15»
4
BYU scholar examines third episode of 'A.D.': Creative liberties …
While the xenoglossia, or speaking in foreign tongues, began in the room where they were, Acts 2:5–11, makes it clear that much of the speaking of different ... «Deseret News, Apr 15»
5
This $650000-plus gala transports partygoers to an alternate reality …
And then there was "Xenoglossia." Houstonian Amanda Gregory introduced her performance art in a spectacular presentation that had the black-tie crowd in ... «CultureMap Houston, Mar 15»
6
Un premier trailer pour l'anime de Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches
L'anime est développé par le studio LIDEN FILMS (Terra Formars), réalisé par Tomoki Takuno (IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA) et scénarisé par Michiko ... «Geeks and Com', Mar 15»
7
黒歴史アニメの魅力?ファン評価は低いが実は面白い作品!
アイドルマスター XENOGLOSSIA 大人気ゲーム「THE IDOLM@STER」のアニメ化企画で、そのキャラクターがロボットに乗って闘う、というストーリー。原作からはパラレル ... «あにぶ, Oct 14»
8
Purity and Self-Mutilation in Thailand
One spirit medium claims that when he was taken to a Chinese shrine as a boy, he experienced a fit of xenoglossia, suddenly speaking Chinese despite never ... «Pacific Standard, Oct 14»
9
Teresa Neumann: storia e profezie
... e altri fenomeni quali la bilocazione, la xenoglossia, la telepatia en naturalmente, le capacità profetiche profezia nonché la conoscenza di lingue mai studiate ... «Julie News, Jul 14»
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Pastore pentecostale muore a causa del morso di un serpente
... vi è l'invocazione comunitaria del battesimo dello Spirito sui credenti per ottenere la cancellazione del peccato o carismi come la glossolalia, la xenoglossia, ... «Aleteia, Feb 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Xenoglossia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xenoglossia>. Jun 2021 ».
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