• From Middle English tonge, tunge, tung, from Old English tunge, from Proto-West Germanic *tungā, from Proto-Germanic *tungǭ ("tongue") (compare West Frisian tonge, Dutch tong, Luxembourgish Zong, German Zunge, Yiddish צונג, Danish tunge, Norwegian Bokmål tunge, Swedish tunga, Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s.
  • See also Old Irish tengae, Latin lingua, Tocharian A käntu, Tocharian B kantwo, Lithuanian liežùvis, Russian язык, Polish język, Old Armenian լեզու, Avestan 𐬵𐬌𐬰𐬎𐬎𐬁, Ashkun žū, Kamkata-viri dić, Sanskrit जिह्वा. langue, and lingua.

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