I’m in a bit of an animal
rut groove the last couple weeks. I found this neat link to animal adjectives, most of which I never heard of. But it’s the familiar ones that got me thinking about how some of them get applied to people, sort of a reverse anthropomorphism.
These definitions come from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. They are in addition to “having the characteristics of” said animal.
aquiline – curving like an eagle’s beak (an aqualine nose)
elephantine – having enormous size or strength: massive; clumsy, ponderous (elephantine verse)
feline (cat) – sleekly graceful; sly, treacherous; stealthy
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