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ănĭmăl , ālis (abl. animali; but Rhem. Palaem. p. 1372 P. gives animale), n. as if for animale, which is found in Cic. Fin. 2, 10, 31 MS.; Lucr. 3, 635; cf. animalis,
I.a living being, an animal.
II. Sometimes in a more restricted sense, as antith. to man, a beast (as in Heb. , animal, from , to live): “multa ab animalium vocibus tralata in homines,Varr. L. L. 7, 5, 100: “alia animalia gradiendo, alia serpendo, etc.,Cic. N. D. 2, 47, 122: “animalia inusitata ceteris gentibus, nisi invecta,Curt. 8, 9, 16; Sen. Ep 76, 6: “si quod animal in mustum inciderit,Col. 12, 31: “si quod animal aurem intraverit,Plin. 28, 4, 7, § 37: “similitudo non ab hominibus modo petitur, verum etiam ab animalibus,Quint. 6, 3, 57.—Hence, with contempt, of a man: “funestum illud animal, ex nefariis stupris concretum,that pernicious brute, Cic. Pis. 9.
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