germinal

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germinal (comparative more germinal, superlative most germinal)

  1. Relating to spring
  2. Pertaining, similar, or belonging to a germ.
  3. (botany) Relating to a plant ovary
  4. (figuratively) Serving as a point of origin; formative.
    My upbringing was the germinal idea behind the opera.
  5. (figuratively) Highly influential; seminal. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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In sense “highly influential”, primarily used as a consciously feminist alternative to male seminal (germ (egg) vs. semen).

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Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

germinal (masculine and feminine plural germinals)

  1. germinal

Noun[edit]

germinal m (plural germinals)

  1. (historical) Germinal (the month).

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Etymology[edit]

Taken from Latin germen, germinis (sprout, bud) +‎ -al.

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germinal (feminine singular germinale, masculine plural germinaux, feminine plural germinales)

  1. germinal

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germinal m (plural germinals)

  1. (historical) Germinal (the seventh month of the French Republican Calendar)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

germinal (plural germinales)

  1. germinal

Noun[edit]

germinal m (plural germinales)

  1. Germinal