of or like an ape or monkey
Origin of simianfrom Classical Latin simia, an ape, probably from simus, flat-nosed from Classical Greek simos from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form swei-, to bend
an ape or monkey
- Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape: humans and other simian primates.
- Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or a nonhuman ape: caricatures of politicians with simian features.
- A monkey or an ape.
- A monkey or a nonhuman ape.
Origin of simianFrom Latin sīmia ape ultimately ( probably via the Greek personal name Sīmiās originally a nickname for a snub-nosed man, perhaps also given to pet apes in reference to their appearance ) from Greek sīmos snub-nosed of unknown origin
(comparative more simian, superlative most simian)
From Latin sÄ«mia (“ape, monkey"), from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ¹Î¼ÏŒÏ‚ (simos, “bent upward").