germinal vs originative what difference

what is difference between germinal and originative

English

Adjective

germinal (comparative more germinal, superlative most germinal)

  1. Relating to spring
  2. Pertaining, similar, or belonging to a germ.
  3. (botany) Relating to a plant ovary
  4. (figuratively) Serving as a point of origin; formative.
    My upbringing was the germinal idea behind the opera.
  5. (figuratively) Highly influential; seminal. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Usage notes

In sense “highly influential”, primarily used as a consciously feminist alternative to male seminal (germ (egg) vs. semen).

Synonyms

  • (relating to spring): vernal
  • (relating to seed): seminal
  • (influential): seminal

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • germinal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • germinal in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • maligner, malinger

Catalan

Adjective

germinal (masculine and feminine plural germinals)

  1. germinal

Noun

germinal m (plural germinals)

  1. (historical) Germinal (the month).

French

Etymology

Taken from Latin germen, germinis (sprout, bud) +‎ -al.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛʁ.mi.nal/
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Homophones: germinale, germinales, germinals

Adjective

germinal (feminine singular germinale, masculine plural germinaux, feminine plural germinales)

  1. germinal

Noun

germinal m (plural germinals)

  1. (historical) Germinal (the seventh month of the French Republican Calendar)

See also

  • (French Republican Calendar months) mois du calendrier républicain; vendémiaire, brumaire, frimaire, nivôse, pluviôse, ventôse, germinal, floréal, prairial, messidor, thermidor, fructidor (Category: fr:Months)

Further reading

  • “germinal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • malingre

Romanian

Etymology

From French germinal.

Noun

germinal m (uncountable)

  1. Germinal

Declension


Spanish

Adjective

germinal (plural germinales)

  1. germinal

Noun

germinal m (plural germinales)

  1. Germinal


English

Adjective

originative (comparative more originative, superlative most originative)

  1. That originates; creative

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