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

  1. abdominal; of the abdomen.

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German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

abdominal ‎(not comparable)

  1. abdominal

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Portuguese[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

abdominal m, f ‎(plural abdominais, not comparable)

  1. abdominal

Noun[edit]

abdominal m (plural abdominais)

  1. sit-up

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French abdominal.

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Adjective[edit]

abdominal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. abdominal

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[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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Inflection of abdominal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular abdominal
Neuter singular abdominalt
Plural abdominala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 abdominale
All abdominala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.