I have been trying to find an accurate term for it. I speak three different languages and couldn't find an appropriate term in any of them. I have thought of:

  • Mastered languages
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    No there is not a word for it. Mastery is a big word. languages spoken, I'd say and list them. And beware of trilingual as they implies equal levels in all three. :)
    – Lambie
    Jul 30, 2022 at 17:34
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    What about glottotheke, Greek γλῶττα (glôtta, “language”) +‎ -θήκη (-thḗkē, “box, chest”), by analogy with ‘biblotheke’?
    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 30, 2022 at 18:56
  • That's a cool suggestion @YellowSky Jul 30, 2022 at 19:16
  • No one would say I have a collection of languages I speak. It's just not said.
    – Lambie
    Jul 31, 2022 at 17:10

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As far as I know, there is no such term, at least there is no well-known term. I'd use repertoire of languages or language repertoire when I were in need to talk about it.

EDIT: Alternatively, I'd just say Person X speaks N languages or Person X speaks ⟨list of languages⟩ avoiding to use a noun for the set of languages.

  • repertoire of languages does not imply a person speaks them. It could be a list. [avoid using//when I need to talk about it]
    – Lambie
    Aug 1, 2022 at 13:50

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