動物形容詞

下表所列為一些動物的形容詞,這些形容詞和動物本身在拼字上大多毫無關連,頗具參考價值。表格中左欄為動物名稱,依字母順序排列,右欄為各該動物的形容詞,如 bear (熊) 的形容詞為 ursine (熊的)、cat (貓) 的形容詞為 feline (貓的)、dog (狗) 的形容詞為 canine (狗的),依此類推。

動物 形容詞
any wild animal (任何野生動物) ferine
ass (驢) asinine
bat (蝙蝠) pteropine
bear (熊) ursine
bird (鳥) avine
buffalo (水牛) bubaline
bull (公牛) taurine
calf (小牛) vituline
camel (駱駝) cameline
cat (貓) feline
centipede (蜈蚣) scolopendrine
cow (母牛) bovine
crab (螃蟹) cancrine
crocodile (鱷魚) crocodiline
crow, raven (烏鴉,渡鴉) corvine
deer (鹿) cervine
dog (狗) canine
eagle (鷹) aquiline
earthworm (蚯蚓) lumbricine
elephant (大象) elephantine
falcon (隼) falconine
fish (魚) piscine
fox (狐狸) vulpine
frog (青蛙) ranine
goat (山羊) caprine, hircine
goose (鵝) anserine
gull (海鷗) larine
hare (野兔) leporine
hawk (鷹) accipitrine
hippopotamus (河馬) hippopotamine
horse (馬) equine
leopard, panther (豹) pardine
lion (獅子) leonine
lizard (蜥蜴) lacertine
mongoose (獴) viverrine
mouse (鼠) murine
ostrich (鴕鳥) struthionine
peacock (孔雀) pavonine
pig (豬) porcine
porcupine (豪豬) hystricine
sable (貂) zibeline
serpent (蛇) serpentine
sheep (綿羊) ovine
shrew (鼩鼱) soricine
sparrow (麻雀) passerine
swallow (燕子) hirundine
swine (豬) suilline
tiger (老虎) tigrine
viper (蝰蛇;毒蛇) viperine
vulture (兀鷲) vulturine
wasp (黃蜂) vespine
wolf (狼) lupine
woodpecker (啄木鳥) picine
zebra (斑馬) zebrine
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