abdominal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1746. From New Latin abdominalis, from Latin abdōmen[1]. Compare French abdominal.

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Adjective[edit]

abdominal (comparative more abdominal, superlative most abdominal)

  1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral. [Mid 18th century.][2]
    abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  2. (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins. [Mid 19th century.][2]
  3. (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin. [Late 19th century.][2]
  4. (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.

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  • (of or pertaining to the abdomen): ventral

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Noun[edit]

abdominal (plural abdominals)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  2. (colloquial, usually plural only) An abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abdominal m, f (masculine and feminine plural abdominals)

  1. abdominal

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

abdominal m (feminine abdominale, masculine plural abdominaux, feminine plural abdominales)

  1. abdominal; of the abdomen.

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abdominal m, f (plural abdominais; uncomparable)

  1. abdominal

Noun[edit]

abdominal m (plural abdominais)

  1. sit-up

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French abdominal,

Adjective[edit]

abdominal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. abdominal

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abdominal m, f (plural abdominales)

  1. abdominal

Noun[edit]

abdominal m (plural abdominales)

  1. sit-up

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abdomen +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

abdominal (not comparable)

  1. abdominal

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