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Etymology 1

From Middle English m Middle English, from Template:Fro m Template:Fro, from m
Latina: animal
, a nominal use of an adjective from m
Latina: animale
, neuter of m
Latina: animalis
, from m
Latina: anima
. Displaced native Middle English m Middle English (from Old English m Old English), Middle English m Middle English (from Old English m Old English).

Noun

Animal (plural [[Animals#|Animals]])
  1. In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
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  2. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  3. In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
  4. (Articlesfiguratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
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  5. (Articlesinformal) A person of a particular type.
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Etymology 2

From [[animalis#|animalis]], from either [[anima#|anima]] (breath, spirit) or [[animus#|animus]]. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

Adjective

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  1. Of or relating to animals.
    animal instincts
  2. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
    animal passions
  3. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
    • 2003, To explain what activated the flesh, ‘animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)
  4. (ArticlesslangArticles, <scribunto-parser-error>) Excellent.
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Asturian

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Adjective

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  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Noun

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  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Catalan

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

Template:Ca-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Adjective

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  1. [[animal#|animal]]

French

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

Template:Fr-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

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Adjective

Template:Fr-adj

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

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Galician

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Adjective

Template:Gl-adj

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Noun

Template:Gl-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From m
Français : animal
, from m
Latina: animal
.

Noun

{{ Template:Ht/script |Animal|face=head|lang=ht}}

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

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Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • /a.niˈmal/

Noun

Template:Ia-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Latin

Etymology

From [[anima#|anima]] (breath, life)

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. [[animal#|animal]]
  2. living creature

Inflection

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Middle French

Noun

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  1. [[animal#|animal]]

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Portuguese

Etymology

Template:Borrowing. See also m Português.

Pronunciation

Noun

Template:Pt-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Adjective

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  1. Or or relating to animals; [[animal#|animal]].
  2. (Articlesslang) cool; nice

Inflection

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Romanian

Etymology

Template:Borrowing, from m
Latina: animal
.

Adjective

Template:Ro-adj

  1. [[animal#|animal]], animalistic
  2. brutal

Declension

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Adverb

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  1. brutally

Noun

Template:Ro-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Declension

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Romansch

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Noun

Template:Rm-noun

  1. Template:Label [[animal#|animal]]

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Spanish

Etymology

Template:Borrowing. See also m
Español: alimaña
.

Noun

Template:Es-noun

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Adjective

Template:Es-adj

  1. [[animal#|animal]]

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From [[animal#|animal]].

Noun

{{ Template:Tpi/script |Animal|face=head|lang=tpi}}

  1. [[animal#|animal]] (members of Kingdom Animalia that are not humans)

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