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Synonyms for animateness

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Meaning refers to features like animateness, sex, etc.
Any attempt to relate the feature of animateness to gender finds diachronic support from what Meillet (1931) has observed about the genesis of gender in Indo-European.
Fried characterizes "the ontological status of writing for the writer (and on somewhat different grounds the reader)" as a "hovering between animateness and inanimateness" (123).
9) Soranus's account of hysterical symptoms explains their being produced by inflamed uterine membranes, which make the uterus appear to turn slightly because of membranous constriction (status strictus) but Soranus's theory still describes uterine movement despite his ultimate rejection of actual animateness and movement: the womb does not move as an independent entity; its vessels constrict, merely appearing to move.