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As males in zoology and other scientific and professional fields is a male animal is meant.

Use of language

Männchen is a diminutive form of man . Even towards small boys, its use almost always has a pejorative (derogatory) trait. In earlier times, however, it was a common pet form for men.

For a male sexually mature individual there are some typical words in linguistic usage that are applied unspecifically to certain similar animal species or genera, without taking special zoological distinctions into account: One also speaks of a hunter's term .


Web links

Wiktionary: Males  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. males. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 12 : L, M - (VI). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1885, Sp. 1571–1573 ( ).