xenoglossia

xenoglossy (ˈzɛnəˌɡlɒsɪ)

/ (ˌzɛnəˈɡlɒsɪə) /

noun

an ability claimed by some mediums, clairvoyants, etc, to speak a language with which they are unfamiliar

Nearby words

  1. xenogeneic,
  2. xenogenesis,
  3. xenogenetic,
  4. xenogenic,
  5. xenogeny,
  6. xenograft,
  7. xenolith,
  8. xenomorphic,
  9. xenon,
  10. xenon arc

Word Origin for xenoglossia

C20: from Greek, from xeno- + Attic Greek glossa tongue, language

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