language n

Anglo Norman and Fr.

  1. Tongue; speech; lexicon; vocabulary; body of words; method of communication; combination of forms used by a people to communicate.
  2. Expression; manifestation of feelings.
  3. Phrase. “Consent of Language”: mutual understanding; loving communication through the philological power of words; [fig.] Logos; the Word; [metaphor] Jesus Christ (see John 1:1); condescension of God to offer His Son to save humans from physical and spiritual death (John 3:16); [kenning] charity; poetry more powerful than the “tongues of men and of angels” (1 Corinthians 13:1); pure and perfect communion through the love of God (see Zephaniah 3:9 “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent”).