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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, via Old French, from Latin specialis, from species (appearance, form, beauty), from specere (to look). Related to English special and species.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛsˈpɛʃəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃəl
  • Hyphenation: es‧pe‧cial

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especial (comparative more especial, superlative most especial)

  1. Exceptional in importance or significance; special.
    Pay especial attention to chapter five.
    an especial hatred of cats
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 5:
      Starting from this base list, a number of databases were systematically searched for terms, with especial effort taken to discover the earliest attestation possible[.]
  2. Particular.
    acting with no especial goal

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin speciālis.

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especial (masculine and feminine plural especials)

  1. special

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OccitanEdit

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From Latin speciālis.

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especial m (feminine singular especiala, masculine plural especials, feminine plural especialas)

  1. special

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Old FrenchEdit

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From Latin speciālis.

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especial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular especiale)

  1. special
  2. powerful; mighty

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PortugueseEdit

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From Latin speciālis.

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especial m or f (plural especiais, comparable)

  1. special
  2. (euphemistic) disabled (having some physical disability)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin speciālis.

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especial (plural especiales)

  1. special (distinguished by a unique quality)
  2. special (of particular interest or value)

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