What is animal called in Sanskrit

It is very interesting to note the Sanskrit names of animal. Some of them are contextual and I will try to give the meaning of those contextual names too.

English Sanskrit Transliteration
Animal जन्तुः Jantu
Animal प्राणी Prāṇī
Animal चेतनः Cetana

(the one who is sentient)

Animal जीवी Jīvī
Animal जन्मी Janmī

(the one who took birth)

Animal शरीरी Śarīrī

(The one who has a body)

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