anal

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See also: Anal, anál, añal, and -anál

English[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

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anal (comparative more anal, superlative most anal)

  1. (not comparable) of, related to, intended for or involving the anus
    anal thermometer
    an anal examination
    anal sex
  2. (psychoanalysis) of the stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is alleged to be concentrated on the anal region.
  3. (psychology) of a person, compulsive and stubborn, obsessed with neatness and accuracy, supposedly from not having progressed beyond the anal stage.
    Please don't touch his furniture, as he can get very anal about things like that.
  4. (entomology, of a vein) proximate to the thorax

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Noun[edit]

anal (countable and uncountable, plural anals)

  1. Any of the anal scales of a reptile.
  2. (informal) anal sex
    In the right mood, I'll accept anal.
    I'll do anything except anal.

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Breton[edit]

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anal f (plural analioù)

  1. breath

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānālis, or coined in French from anus +‎ -al.

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anal (feminine singular anale, masculine plural anaux, feminine plural anales)

  1. anal (relating to the anus)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

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anal (not comparable)

  1. anal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin annālis; equivalent to ano +‎ -al.

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anal m, f (plural anais, comparable)

  1. (obsolete) annual, yearly (happening once a year)

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anal m (plural anais)

  1. (obsolete) something that happens once a year

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

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anal m, f (plural anais, comparable)

  1. anal

Noun[edit]

anal m (plural anais)

  1. anal (anal sex)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French anal, Latin ānālis.

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anal m, n (feminine singular anală, masculine plural anali, feminine and neuter plural anale)

  1. anal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

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anal (plural anales)

  1. anal

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin annālis. Doublet of añal.

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anal m (plural anales)

  1. annal
    Los demás hechos de Jehú ... están escritos en los anales de los reyes de Israel.
    The other deeds of Jehu ... are written in the annals of the kings of Israel. 2 Kings 10:34 NRV XXI

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