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ănĭmālis , e, adj. anima.
I. Consisting of air, aërial (cf. anima, I. and II. A.): “simplex est natura animantis, ut vel terrena vel ignea vel animalis vel umida,Cic. N. D. 3, 14, 34: “naturam esse quattuor omnia gignentium corporum ... terrena et humida ... reliquae duae partes, una ignea, altera animalis,id. Tusc. 1, 17, 40: animalis spirabilisque natura, cui nomen est aër (B. and K.; “others read animabilis),id. N. D. 2, 36, 91: “spirabilis, id est animalis,id. Tusc. 1, 18, 42.—
II. Animate, living (cf. anima, II. C.).
A. In gen.: “corpora,Lucr. 2, 727: “pulli,id. 2, 927: “colligata corpora vinculis animalibus,Cic. Tim. 9: “intellegentia,id. Ac. 2, 37: “ut mutum in simulacrum ex animali exemplo veritas transferatur,from the living original, id. Inv. 2, 1.—
B. In the lang. of sacrifice: “hostia animalis,an offering of which only the life is consecrated to the gods, but the flesh is destined for the priests and others, Macr. S. 3, 5; Serv. ad Verg. A. 3, 231; 4, 56.—Dii animales, gods who were formerly men, Serv. ad Verg. A. 3, 168.—* Adv. ănĭmālĭter , like an animal (opp. spiritualiter): “animaliter vivere,Aug. Retr. 1, 26, 67.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 2.727
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 2.927
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.36
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 3.14
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.17
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.18
    • Cicero, Timaeus, 9
    • Cicero, De Inventione, 2.1
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