why are animals called animals??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why are people called people.. Why are idiots called idiots..

    Hey Will..I thought God named all the animals? So he must be the one who named them animals..lol

  • clutts
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Why Are Animals Called Animals

  • 1 decade ago

    The English language got many of its words from Latin and Greek root words. The word animal comes from the Latin root anim, which means life or spirit.

  • shez
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Why are trees called trees?

    Will go found out :)

    [Middle English, from Latin, from animle, neuter of animlis, living, from anima, soul. See an- in Indo-European Roots.]

    anima-, anim- (Latin: animal life; breath; soul; mind).

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  • 1 decade ago

    coz it a animals

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ok then....from now on animals are hoopingsweepthangs

  • rsdudm
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Look out everyone , we have an intellectual on our hands here obviously a deep thinker. My advice ....stop thinking.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is not a good question to ask, next you may ask why we are called humans?

  • will
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Because one from our own species said so.

  • 1 decade ago

    bcoz they couldnt possibly be called people nor plants..

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