ánima

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin anima. Compare alma.

Noun[edit]

ánima f (plural ánimas)

  1. soul, especially of the dead

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin anima, from Ancient Greek ἄνεμος (ánemos) "wind, breeze", from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁mos "to blow, breathe". Compare alma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ánima f (plural ánimas)

  1. soul
  2. bore, calibre

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine noun ánima is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el ánima

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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