especial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English, via Old French, from Latin specialis, from species (appearance, form, beauty), from specere (to look). Related to English special and species.

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especial (comparative more especial, superlative most especial)

  1. Exceptional in importance or significance; special.
    pay especial attention to chapter five, an especial hatred of cats
  2. Particular.
    acting with no especial goal

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin speciālis.

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especial (masculine and feminine plural especials)

  1. special

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Old French[edit]

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especial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular especiale)

  1. special
  2. powerful; mighty

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Portuguese[edit]

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From Latin speciālis.

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especial m, f (plural especiais, comparable)

  1. special
  2. (euphemistic) disabled (having some physical disability)

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Spanish[edit]

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From Latin speciālis.

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especial (plural especiales)

  1. special (distinguished by a unique quality)
  2. special (of particular interest or value)

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