One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Skilled in a language or languages; (also occasionally) versed in the language of a particular discipline.
2Having or speaking a language; (also) expressed in language of a particular kind. Chiefly with modifying word, as "new-languaged", "poorly languaged", etc.
3Expressed in language, worded.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Robert Mannyng (d. c1338), poet and historian. From language + -ed. In later use also partly from language + -ed.
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