See also: Anal, anál, añal, and -anál

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.nəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪnəl

AdjectiveEdit

anal (comparative more anal, superlative most anal)

  1. (not comparable) of, related to, intended for or involving the anus. [from 18th c.]
    anal thermometer
    an anal examination
    anal sex
  2. (psychoanalysis) Of the stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is alleged to be concentrated on the anal region. [from 20th c.]
  3. (psychology) Of a person, compulsive and stubborn, obsessed with neatness and accuracy, supposedly from not having progressed beyond the anal stage. [from 20th c.]
    Please don't touch his furniture, as he can get very anal about things like that.
    • 1995, Leonard Shengold, Delusions of Everyday Life (page 39)
      He was a model of anal defensiveness: fastidious in his dress and appearance, a collector and putter of things in order, a classifier and labeler.
  4. (entomology, of a vein) Proximate to the thorax.

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NounEdit

anal (countable and uncountable, plural anals)

  1. Any of the anal scales of a reptile.
  2. (informal) Anal sex.
    In the right mood, I'll accept anal.
    I'll do anything except anal.

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BretonEdit

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anal f (plural analioù)

  1. breath

CatalanEdit

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anal (masculine and feminine plural anals)

  1. anal

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ānālis, or coined in French from anus +‎ -al.

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anal (feminine singular anale, masculine plural anaux, feminine plural anales)

  1. anal (relating to the anus)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

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anal (not comparable)

  1. anal

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PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin annālis; equivalent to ano +‎ -al.

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anal m or f (plural anais, comparable)

  1. (obsolete) annual, yearly (happening once a year)
    Synonym: anual

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anal m (plural anais)

  1. (obsolete) something that happens once a year

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

AdjectiveEdit

anal m or f (plural anais, comparable)

  1. anal

NounEdit

anal m (plural anais)

  1. anal (anal sex)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French anal, Latin ānālis.

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anal m or n (feminine singular anală, masculine plural anali, feminine and neuter plural anale)

  1. anal

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin ānālis.

AdjectiveEdit

anal (plural anales)

  1. anal

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin annālis. Doublet of añal.

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anal m (plural anales)

  1. annal
    Los demás hechos de Jehú ... están escritos en los anales de los reyes de Israel.
    The other deeds of Jehu ... are written in the annals of the kings of Israel. 2 Kings 10:34 NRV XXI

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