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животиња (српски, lat. životinja)



  • (UK, US) enPR: ăn'ĭməl, МФА(кључ): /ˈænɪməl/
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Шаблон:Tit2 1[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески animal, from Стари Француски animal, from Латински animal, a nominal use of an adjective from animale

, neuter of animālis

, from anima (breath, spirit)

. Displaced native Middle English deor, der (animal)

(from Стари Енглески dēor (animal)), Средњи Енглески reother (animal, neat) (from Стари Енглески hrīþer, hrȳþer (neat, ox)).


animal (plural animals)

  1. In usage, a multicellular organism that is usually , whose s are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from and ) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from ).
    1. A cat is an animal, not a plant. Humans are also animals, under the scientific definition, as we are not plants.
      Синоними: beast, creature
    2. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a .
      1. Синоним: beast
      2. In non-scientific usage, any land-living (i.e. not , , etc.).
          • 2013 July-August, Henry Petroski, “Geothermal Energy”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
            Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.
        1. (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
          My students are animals.
          Синоними: brute, monster, savage
        2. (informal) A person of a particular .
          1. He's a political animal.
          2. , .
            1. a whole different animal
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            See animal/translations § Noun.

            Etymology 2[уреди]

            From Латински animālis, from either anima (breath, spirit) or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.


            animal (not comparable)

            1. Of or relating to animals.
              animal instincts
              Синоними: beastly, bestial
            2. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
              animal passions
              Синоними: animalistic, beastly, bestial, untamed, wild
            3. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
              • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004), page 47:
                To explain what activated the flesh, ‘animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion.
            4. (slang, Ireland) Excellent
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