From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Visual arts  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Visual arts, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of visual arts on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the quality scale.
WikiProject Animals (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon Zoomorphism is within the scope of WikiProject Animals, an attempt to better organize information in articles related to animals and zoology. For more information, visit the project page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.

2007-03-12 Automated pywikipediabot message[edit]

--CopyToWiktionaryBot 06:56, 12 March 2007 (UTC)


I suspect that "equestro-" refers, not to horses, but to equestrians. As for "equestropo-", I'm puzzled (could the "-po-" come from "anthropo-"?), but as a prefix to -morphism referring to horses, something closer to the Latin word for horse, something based on "equus", perhaps, would seem to be appropriate. I've seen "equi-" used, but that doesn't seem right. Perhaps "equo-" or "equuo-" would be more in keeping with convention. (talk) 07:37, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

The tendency[edit]

There are a few things I find objectionable in the following:

"The tendency of viewing human behaviour in terms of the behaviour of animals, analogous to anthropomorphism, which views animal behaviour in human terms"

For one, "the tendency of" seems inappropriate. Also, "viewing" is too narrow, and so is "behaviour". "In terms of" says "terms" are used, which isn't necessarily true. What anthropomorphism does isn't identified correctly.

Perhaps this might be better: "The attribution of traits associated with animals to humans or other things, as anthropomorphism attributes human traits, or humanizes, non-human things." (talk) 07:59, 19 May 2014 (UTC)