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Meaning of "xenoglossy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XENOGLOSSY

xenoglossy  [ˈzenəˌɡlɒsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENOGLOSSY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenoglossy 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 XENOGLOSSY 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".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENOGLOSSY


bossy
ˈbɒsɪ
drossy
ˈdrɒsɪ
flossy
ˈflɒsɪ
glossy
ˈɡlɒsɪ
lossy
ˈlɒsɪ
Mossi
ˈmɒsɪ
mossy
ˈmɒsɪ
nonglossy
ˌnɒnˈɡlɒsɪ
Ossi
ˈɒsɪ
posse
ˈpɒsɪ
tossy
ˈtɒsɪ
undrossy
ʌnˈdrɒsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENOGLOSSY

xenodochium
xenogamous
xenogamy
xenogeneic
xenogenesis
xenogenetic
xenogenic
xenogenous
xenogeny
xenoglossia
xenograft
xenolith
xenolithic
xenomania
xenomenia
xenomorphic
xenomorphically
xenon
Xenophanes
xenophile

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENOGLOSSY

classy
Debussy
dressy
embassy
fussy
glassy
grassy
gussy
hissy
hussy
kissy
massy
messy
missy
Passy
pussy
sassy
sissy
Tassy
unfussy

Synonyms and antonyms of xenoglossy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xenoglossy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENOGLOSSY

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

Translator English - Chinese

xenoglossy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xenoglosia
570 millions of speakers

English

xenoglossy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xenoglossy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

xenoglossy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксеноглоссии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenoglossia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xenoglossy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xénoglossie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenoglossy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Xenoglossie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xenoglossy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

xenoglossy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenoglossy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xenoglossy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xenoglossy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक्सनोग्लॉसी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ksenoglosi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xenoglossia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xenoglossy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксеноглоссіі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenoglossy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

xenoglossy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenoglossy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xenolali
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xenoglossy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenoglossy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOGLOSSY»

The term «xenoglossy» is used very little and occupies the 156.804 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOGLOSSY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENOGLOSSY»

Discover the use of xenoglossy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenoglossy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death and Personal Survival: The Evidence for Life After Death
Responsive Xenoglossy Xenoglossy refers to an alleged ability to speak — and often also to understand — a foreign language that has not been learned by the speaker in any normal way. This phenomenon has occurred in cases similar to ...
Robert F. Almeder, 1992
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The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena
XENOGLOSSY. Xenoglossy, a term coined in the nineteenth cen- tury by French parapsychologist Charles Richet (1850–1935), is the ability to speak in a foreign language not previously learned by any normal process. This rare phenomenon  ...
‎2007
3
Love and Immortality: Long Journey of My Heart
One of the puzzling aspects of reincarnation is what's known as xenoglossy. This is an apparent ability to speak ... W. McDuffie and his wife, Wilhelmina. The twins were heard talking to one Chapter Thirteen REINCARNATION 167 Xenoglossy.
William Pillow, 2008
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Xenoglossy
Xenoglossy ( / zi n l si/ or / z n l si/), also written xenoglossia (/zi n l si / or /z n l si /), is the putative paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak or write a language he or she supposedly could not have acquired by ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
5
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation
Unlearned. Language. New. Studies. in. Xenoglossy. Can anyone speak a language that he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they receive ...
Ian Stevenson, 1980
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The Outline of Parapsychology
Xenoglossy refers to someone who speaks or writes some phrases or longer paragraphs or even conversations in a language that he or she hasn't known before. Richet was the first to put forth the word “xenoglossy.” He had studied a woman ...
Jesse Hong Xiong, 2009
7
Less Incomplete: A Guide to Experiencing the Human Condition ...
Authentic cases of xenoglossy, in which a person speaks a real language that is completely unknown to him in his normal state of consciousness, are very uncommon, and properly documented cases are even rarer. Most cases of apparent ...
Sandie Gustus, 2011
8
Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in ...
With the child cases of spontaneous memory, the xenoglossy exhibited in some of them is of the recitative variety, in which the child can recite a few phrases or words but is un~ able to carry on a conversation of any length. While it is seldom  ...
Christopher M. Moreman, 2008
9
Empathy and Democracy: Feeling, Thinking, and Deliberation
Popular studies include Ernesto Bozzano's 1932 PolyglotMediumship ( Xenoglossy), which describes thirty-five cases of xenoglossia that he attributes to spiritual possession, and Frederic Herbert Wood's This Egyptian Miracle; or, The  ...
Michael E. Morrell, 2010
10
Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics
Popular studies include Ernesto Boz- zano's 1932 Polyglot Mediumship ( Xenoglossy), which describes thirty-five cases of xenoglossia that he attributes to spiritual possession, and Frederic Herbert Wood's This Egyptian Miracle; or, The  ...
Karen Kampwirth, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENOGLOSSY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenoglossy is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Doctor's Dementia: reports from a previously unknown world
Rapunzel (Friday, 3.45pm, Radio 4) sees actor-turned-writer Julie Mayhew create three individual stories based on the folk tale, touching upon xenoglossy, ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
2
Melissa McCarthy: 'It's not that women aren't funny. It's that the …
Melissa McCarthy has a tendency to go way, way too far. Like the comedic equivalent of biblical tales of xenoglossy, McCarthy can flick a switch and unload a ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
3
Chuyện lạ về dấu vết của kiếp luân hồi (kỳ 2)
Giáo sư tâm thần học Ian Stevenson tại Thụy Điển phát hiện rất nhiều trường hợp của Xenoglossy, hiện tượng “nói những ngôn ngữ mà người nói không biết ở ... «Zing News, Jan 15»
4
Child Curses Like a Bootlegger—His Purported Past-Life Incarnation
He related it to the phenomenon of xenoglossy, in which people are said to remember the languages they knew in past lives. Dr. Stevenson's 1969 report is ... «The Epoch Times, Sep 14»
5
Woman Speaks Foreign Language Without Learning It—as It Was …
Xenoglossy refers to the ability to speak or write in a language unfamiliar to the speaker or writer. As a child, Huddar had a strong phobia of snakes. Her mother ... «The Epoch Times, Jul 14»
6
66 Facts You May Not Have Known About The English Language
Xenoglossy is the apparent ability to speak a language that you've never actually learned. 55. Mochas are named after a port in Yemen, from where coffee was ... «Huffington Post, Jun 14»
7
Ten English words you didn't know existed
Use it in a sentence: "I've never learned Russian, but I'm pretty sure that Russian girl is telling her Russian friends that I'm cute - I must have xenoglossy!". «NEWS.com.au, Sep 13»
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INTERVIEW: Frak
Odder still, the three make their first ever live appearance in London – and second in the UK – tonight at the Bleed/Xenoglossy knees-up in Hackney Wick ... «The Quietus, Jul 13»
9
Frak & Helena Hauff In London
BleeD Music & Xenoglossy are to bring long-running Swedish trio Frak across to London for a rare UK performance this weekend. It's set to take place at ... «The Quietus, May 13»
10
The Mini Mario Orchestra - Epic RPG Medley
Xenoglossy G 3 weeks ago. I wasn't expecting the Grandia theme :D Amazing work! Read more Show less. Reply · 1. ▽ Report spam or abuse. VerticalVoid 1 ... «YouTube, Nov 12»

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