simia

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Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

simia ‎(accusative singular simian, plural simiaj, accusative plural simiajn)

  1. apish

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

simia ‎(plural simias)

  1. monkey

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σιμός ‎(simós, snub-nosed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīmia f ‎(genitive sīmiae); first declension

  1. an ape, monkey
    • Attributed to Ennius by Cicero in De natura deorum, Book I, Chapter XXXV
      Simia quam similis turpissima bestia nobis!
      The ape, most vile beast, how similar to us!
  2. (pejorative, of a person) monkey
  3. an imitator

Usage notes[edit]

Occasionally used as a masculine noun, especially the pejorative sense.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sīmia sīmiae
genitive sīmiae sīmiārum
dative sīmiae sīmiīs
accusative sīmiam sīmiās
ablative sīmiā sīmiīs
vocative sīmia sīmiae

Descendants[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian scimmia

Noun[edit]

simia f (plural simie)

  1. monkey