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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1746. From New Latin abdōminālis, from Latin abdōmen[1]. Compare French abdominal.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /æbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (comparative more abdominal, superlative most abdominal)

  1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral. [Mid 18th century.][2]
    abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  2. (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins. [Mid 19th century.][2]
  3. (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin. [Late 19th century.][2]
  4. (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.

SynonymsEdit

  • (of or pertaining to the abdomen): ventral

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

abdominal (plural abdominals)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  2. (colloquial, usually plural only) An abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.][2]

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], →ISBN), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 “abdominal” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 3.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin abdōminālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (masculine and feminine plural abdominals)

  1. abdominal

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin abdōminālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (feminine singular abdominale, masculine plural abdominaux, feminine plural abdominales)

  1. abdominal; of the abdomen.

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin abdōminālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (not comparable)

  1. abdominal

DeclensionEdit


InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (not comparable)

  1. abdominal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin abdōminālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal m or f (plural abdominais, not comparable)

  1. abdominal

NounEdit

abdominal m (plural abdominais)

  1. sit-up

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French abdominal.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal m or n (feminine singular abdominală, masculine plural abdominali, feminine and neuter plural abdominale)

  1. abdominal

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin abdōminālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abdomiˈnal/, [aβðomiˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: ab‧do‧mi‧nal

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (plural abdominales)

  1. abdominal

NounEdit

abdominal m (plural abdominales)

  1. abdominal muscle
  2. sit-up

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Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abdomen +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

abdominal (not comparable)

  1. abdominal

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of abdominal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular abdominal
Neuter singular abdominalt
Plural abdominala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 abdominale
All abdominala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.