Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: Animals

The word "animal" is derived from the Latin word "animalis" meaning "having breath". 

27 comments:

DWei said...

I guess they have to breathe too.

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact.

Cloudia said...

The "Ha" is the breath of life!

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Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

I didn't know this. Interesting, Adam! Greetings, Joke

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's pretty cool!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting!"anima" means also soul. I thought it has to do with it. Kisses:)

MEcoy said...

that makes sense

The Happy Whisk said...

Groovy stuff. I didn't know that.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Puppy breath is the best!

Pat Hatt said...

Well that is true at least

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting!

Redischic said...

Nice!!

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Al Penwasser said...

Pretty neat stuff.
I know I could look it up...but what about "plant?"

FilipBlog said...

Simple but learned again.

Greetings,
Filip

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!!
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Irma said...

Very beautiful bird with beautiful colors.

Christine said...

cute photo!

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very interesting! I love the total outfit. Great post!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

Going with Pilars statement about it meaning "soul" how does the church respond to that? Seeing as some of them feel animals don't have souls?

bj said...

A handsome bird...and very glad to know the meaning of "animal".
Thanks for all your info. :)

Unknown said...

Ooh it's so interesting, a great part of the Italian vocabulary words came from latin!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I knew that one, go figure

Miss Ish said...

so we're animals too?

Adam said...

of course

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So interesting!!!.. Thanks for sharing.. Cheers!!!..

Emilia de Abreu said...

Very interesting. This is a Nice blog.

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Teddi said...

really? having breath. that's kind of poetic.