gift of tongues
Etymology: from the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 Date: 1560 a charisma identified by ecstatic usually unintelligible speech

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gift of tongues — n. 1. Bible a divine gift making utterances of the Apostles heard as though spoken in each of the various native languages of their hearers: Acts 2:1 13 2. GLOSSOLALIA * * * …   Universalium

  • gift of tongues — n. 1. Bible a divine gift making utterances of the Apostles heard as though spoken in each of the various native languages of their hearers: Acts 2:1 13 2. GLOSSOLALIA …   English World dictionary

  • gift of tongues — gift′ of tongues′ n. ling. rel speaking in tongues • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • gift of tongues — ecstatic speech that is usually unintelligible to hearers and is uttered in worship services of various contemporary religious groups laying great stress on religious excitation and emotional fervor * * * speaking in tongues or gift of tongues… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gift of tongues — noun ecstatic utterance used as part of worship by some religious groups; glossolalia. Also, tongues …   Australian English dictionary

  • gift of tongues. — See speaking in tongues. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • gift of tongues. — See speaking in tongues. [1550 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gift of Tongues (Glossolalia) —     Gift of Tongues     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Gift of Tongues     (Glossolaly, glossolalia).     A supernatural gift of the class gratiae gratis datae, designed to aid in the outer development of the primitive Church. The theological bearing… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • the gift of tongues — ► the gift of tongues the power of speaking in unknown languages, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • the gift of tongues — the power of speaking in unknown languages, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). → tongue …   English new terms dictionary

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