belluine

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin belluīnus, an alternative spelling of bēluīnus (animal, bestial; brutal) (whence the English beluine) +‎ -ine (suffix meaning ‘of or pertaining to’). Bēluīnus is derived from bēlua ((wild) beast; monster; brute)[1] + -īnus (suffix meaning ‘of or pertaining to’) (from Proto-Indo-European *-iHnos (suffix forming adjectives)).

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belluine (comparative more belluine, superlative most belluine)

  1. (obsolete) Of, characteristic of, or pertaining to beasts; animal, bestial; brutal.
    Synonyms: animalistic, beastly

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  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editor (1884–1928), “Belluine, a.”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume I (A–B), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 788, column 3; “belluine, adj.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

belluine

  1. feminine plural of belluino

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

belluīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of belluīnus