- any of various small tongue-shaped parts, processes, or projections.
Origin of languet
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French languete, diminutive of langue tongue; see -et
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Examples from the Web for languet
The authorship of the work by which Languet is best known has been disputed.
Yet he and Languet must have discussed the time with curious earnestness as they passed through Germany until they reached Vienna.Literary and Social Essays
George William Curtis
A Latin version, but out of its chronological position in Languet, Epist.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
I should add, that on Languet's death, his property passed into the hands of his friend Du Plessis.
The work has been frequently reprinted, the Leipzig edition containing a life of Languet by Treitschke.
- rare anything resembling a tongue in shape or function
C15: from Old French languette, diminutive of langue tongue
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Word Origin and History for languet
early 15c., literally "little tongue," from French languette, diminutive of langue "tongue," from Latin lingua (see lingual).
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