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mental

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EtymologyEdit

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 Chambers, chapter 6, 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 speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, […]!”
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, 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, UK, 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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mental (plural mentals)

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

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AsturianEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental (epicene, plural mentales)

  1. mental

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CatalanEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f (masculine and feminine plural mentals)

  1. mental

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

  1. mental (relating to the mind)

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mental m (uncountable)

  1. mind
    Elle a un mental d'acier.

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GalicianEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f (plural mentais)

  1. mental

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GermanEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental (not comparable)

  1. mental

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PortugueseEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f (plural mentais; comparable)

  1. mental

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SpanishEdit

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From Latin mentālis.

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mental m, f (plural mentales)

  1. mental

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mental

  1. mental, pertaining to the mind

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