• Of or relating to animals.
  • Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
  • Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
  • Excellent


  • From Middle English animal, from Old French animal, from Latin animal, a nominal use of an adjective from animale, neuter of animālis, from anima. Displaced native Middle English deor (from Old English dēor), Middle English reother (from Old English hriþer).
  • From Latin animālis, from either anima or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

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