besto

EsperantoEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbesto/
  • Hyphenation: bes‧to

NounEdit

besto (plural bestoj, accusative singular beston, accusative plural bestojn)

  1. animal
  2. nonhuman animal
  3. beast

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Since the very beginning of Esperanto, besto has meant any member of the animal kingdom, including humans. However, because many Esperanto speakers interpret it as meaning "non-human animal", animalo was coined to explicitly mean any animal including humans.

Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 08:32