mental

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*men-

From Middle French mental, from Late Latin mentālis ‎(of the mind, mental), from Latin mēns ‎(the mind). Also from Latin mentum ‎(the chin), depending on usage.

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mental ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VI, The Younger Set:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [], the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
  2. (colloquial, comparable) Insane, mad, crazy.
    He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet.  He went mental on us.
  3. (colloquial, Britain, comparable) Enjoyable; fun.
    That was a mental party last night.
  4. (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
    the mental nerve;  the mental region
  5. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.

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Noun[edit]

mental ‎(plural mentals)

  1. (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

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mental (epicene, plural mentales)

  1. mental

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural mentals)

  1. mental

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mentālis ‎(of the mind, mental), from Latin mēns ‎(the mind).

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mental m ‎(feminine singular mentale, masculine plural mentaux, feminine plural mentales)

  1. mental (relating to the mind)

Noun[edit]

mental m ‎(uncountable)

  1. mind
    Elle a un mental d'acier.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f (plural mentais)

  1. mental

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

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mental ‎(not comparable)

  1. mental

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentalis, from mens

Adjective[edit]

mental ‎(neuter singular mentalt, definite singular and plural mentale)

  1. mental

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentalis, from mens

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mental ‎(neuter singular mentalt, definite singular and plural mentale)

  1. mental

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f ‎(plural mentais, comparable)

  1. mental

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentālis.

Adjective[edit]

mental m, f ‎(plural mentales)

  1. mental

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mental

  1. mental, pertaining to the mind

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mental
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mental
Neuter singular mentalt
Plural mentala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 mentale
All mentala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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