ἑρπετόν

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From Proto-Indo-European *serp-. Cognates include Sanskrit सर्प (sarpá) and Latin serpēns.

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ἑρπετόν (herpetón) (genitive ἑρπετοῦ) n, second declension

  1. Any animal which walks on four legs.
  2. creeping animal, reptile, especially a snake
  3. living being

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