ánima

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See also: anima, animá, ànima, animà, animâ, and ânima

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin anima. Compare alma.

Noun[edit]

ánima f ‎(plural ánimas)

  1. soul, especially of the dead

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ánima f (plural ánimas)

  1. Alternative spelling of anima

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin anima. Compare alma, a doublet inherited from the same source.

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, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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