- literally "speaking in tongues." It refers to an ecstatic SPIRITUAL state that manifests itself in utterances.
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Glossolalia — is commonly called speaking in tongues . For other uses of speaking in tongues , see Speaking in Tongues (disambiguation).: Tongues redirects here. For the body part, see Tongue, for other uses, see Tongue (disambiguation). Glossolalia or… … Wikipedia
Glossolalia — Glos so*la li*a, Glossolaly Glos*sol a*ly, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? tongue + ? talk: cf. F. glossolalie.] The gift of tongues. Farrar. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Glossolalia — • A supernatural gift of the class gratiae gratis datae, designed to aid in the outer development of the primitive Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
glossolalia — speaking in tongues, 1879, from Gk. glossa tongue, language (see GLOSS (Cf. gloss) (n.2)) + lalia talk, prattle, a speaking, from lalein to speak, prattle, of echoic origin … Etymology dictionary
glossolalia — s. f. 1. [História religiosa] Dom sobrenatural das línguas. 2. [Psiquiatria] Linguagem pessoal de certas doenças mentais constituída por neologismos e por uma sintaxe deformada. 3. [Ocultismo] Fenômeno extático, também chamado dom das línguas … Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa
glossolalia — [gläs΄ō lā′lē ə, glôs΄ō lā′lē ə] n. [ModL < glosso (see GLOSSO ) + Gr lalia, a speaking < lalein, to speak, prattle, of echoic orig.] 1. ecstatic or apparently ecstatic utterance of usually unintelligible speechlike sounds, as in a… … English World dictionary
Glossolalia — Nonsensical sounds that mimic the rhythms and inflections of actual speech. Glossolalia may be seen in deep sleep or in trance states. It is also the scientific term for the trance induced religious phenomena known as “speaking in tongues.” * * * … Medical dictionary
glossolalia — This word (from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue or language, and lalia, meaning a speaking ) refers to a speaking in tongues. The New Testament indicates two different types of glossolalia: (1) in some cases, the disciples apparently spoke… … Glossary of theological terms
glossolalia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1879 tongue 4c • glossolalist noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
glossolalia — glossolalist /glo sol euh list, glaw /, n. /glos euh lay lee euh, glaw seuh /, n. incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state, an episode of religious ecstasy, or schizophrenia. Cf. speaking in tongues … Universalium
glossolalia — noun a) Speaking in tongues; speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of spirits). b) Xenoglossy … Wiktionary