Origin of animal
Synonyms for animal
Examples from the Web for animalic
Historical Examples of animalic
They are able to penetrate into the body of men, and thus produce similar physical and mental disturbances as the animalic demons.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Word Origin for animal
early 14c. (but rare before c.1600, and not in KJV, 1611), "any living creature" (including humans), from Latin animale "living being, being which breathes," neuter of animalis "animate, living; of the air," from anima "breath, soul; a current of air" (see animus, and cf. deer). Drove out the older beast in common usage. Used of brutish humans from 1580s.