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gift of tongues

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ability or phenomenon to utter words or sounds of a language unknown to the speaker, especially as an expression of religious ecstasy. Also called glossolalia, speaking in tongues.

Etymologies

From the Apostles' speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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