seminal

See also: séminal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English seminal, semynal, from Old French seminal, seminale, from Latin sēminālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛmɪnəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛmɪnəl

AdjectiveEdit

seminal (comparative more seminal, superlative most seminal)

  1. Of or relating to seed or semen.
    • 1792, George Louis Le Clerc, Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History (page 126)
      During the summer, he studied calmars at Lisbon, but found no appearance of any roe, nor any reservoir which appeared to be destined for the reception of the seminal liquor; and it was in the middle of December, that he began to discern the first traces of a new vessel replete with a milty juice.
  2. Creative or having the power to originate.
  3. Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.
    Synonyms: influential, pioneering
    "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" was a seminal work in the modern philosophy of science.
    • 2000, Walter Nicholson, Intermediate microeconomics and its application:
      For a seminal contribution to the economics of fertility, ....

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NounEdit

seminal (plural seminals)

  1. (obsolete) A seed.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēminālis.

AdjectiveEdit

seminal (masculine and feminine plural seminals)

  1. seminal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēminālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: se‧mi‧nal

AdjectiveEdit

seminal m or f (plural seminais)

  1. (botany) seminal (relating to seeds)
  2. (anatomy) seminal (relating to semen)
  3. seminal; creative; inventive
    Synonyms: criativo, inventivo, fértil
  4. seminal (highly influential)

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Further readingEdit

  • seminal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French séminal, from Latin seminalis.

AdjectiveEdit

seminal m or n (feminine singular seminală, masculine plural seminali, feminine and neuter plural seminale)

  1. seminal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēminālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /semiˈnal/ [se.miˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: se‧mi‧nal

AdjectiveEdit

seminal (plural seminales)

  1. (botany) seminal (relating to seeds)
  2. (anatomy) seminal (relating to semen)
  3. seminal; creative; inventive
  4. seminal (highly influential)

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