Zoology is formed from two Greek words: zoon, meaning animal, and logos, meaning discourse.
This is what prompted Felix Hausdorf to define the human being as zoon semeiotikon- semiotic animal, sign-using animal.
Zummat occurred betwixt us, and Phil was zoon on the ground under me.
Simply put, the qualifiers political animal (zoon politikon) and speaking animal (zoon phonanta) are tightly connected.
Thee zhut thee eyes an' walk about a bit, an' thee'll zoon get down!
En er geschiedde eene stem nit de hemelen: gij zijt mijn geliefde zoon, in denwelken Ik mijn welbehagen heb!
I think it was the zoon of a cicada which waked my attention, and once I heard them they seemed to fill the air with shrieking.
Lay hold on the poor devil, right end foremost, zoon as I have stopped uns praching.
As with the Greeks, there is now a wish to make man a zoon politicon, a citizen of the State or political man.
Animal; independently moving organic unit: spermatozoon.