habitat

habitat

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English

Etymology

From Latin habitat (it dwells, lives), the 3rd person singular present active indicative form of habitō (I live or dwell). In Linnaeus and similar authors, the geographical ranges of species were customarily denoted in Latin by a sentence beginning with "Habitat", e.g. "Habitat in Europa" ("It lives in Europe"), and it thus became the convention to refer to the geographical range as the "habitat". Compare the English derivations of exit and ignoramus from Latin finite verbs reanalyzed as English nouns.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæbɪtæt/, [ˈhæbɪtæʔ]

Noun

habitat (countable and uncountable, plural habitats)

  1. (uncountable, biology) Conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live.
  2. (countable, biology) A place or type of site where an organism or population naturally occurs.
  3. (countable, biology) A terrestrial or aquatic area distinguished by geographic, abiotic and biotic features, whether entirely natural or semi-natural.
  4. A place in which a person lives.

Related terms

  • habitable

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “habitat”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • Tabitha

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ə.biˈtat/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /a.biˈtat/
  • Rhymes: -at

Verb

habitat m (feminine habitada, masculine plural habitats, feminine plural habitades)

  1. past participle of habitar

French

Pronunciation

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /a.bi.ta/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Homophone: habitats

Noun

habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. habitat

Further reading

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

Latin

Verb

habitat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of habitō

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

Noun

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat or habitater, definite plural habitata or habitatene)

  1. a habitat

References

  • “habitat” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

Noun

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat, definite plural habitata)

  1. a habitat

References

  • “habitat” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Noun

habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. (biology) habitat (natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives)

Romanian

Etymology

From French habitat.

Noun

habitat n (plural habitate)

  1. habitat

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xabǐtaːt/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧bi‧tat

Noun

habìtāt m (Cyrillic spelling хабѝта̄т)

  1. habitat

Turkish

Etymology

From French habitat.

Noun

habitat (definite accusative habitatı, plural habitatlar)

  1. habitat

Synonyms

  • yaşam alanı

Declension

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