besto

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Esperanto[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbesto/
  • Hyphenation: bes‧to

Noun[edit]

besto (plural bestoj, accusative singular beston, accusative plural bestojn)

  1. animal
  2. nonhuman animal
  3. beast

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Usage notes[edit]

Since the very beginning of Esperanto, besto has meant any member of the animal kingdom, including humans. However, because many Esperanto speakers interpret it as meaning "non-human animal", animalo was coined to explicitly mean any animal including humans.