imped

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Coined on Latinate roots (im- +‎ -ped) by Richard Owen in 1861 as a calque of Aristotle’s Ancient Greek ἀπούς (apoús).

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Noun[edit]

imped (plural impeds)

  1. A creature without feet.
    • 1861: Richard Owen in:
    • 1894: The Reverend Richard Owen (Richard Owen’s grandson), The Life of Richard Owen, volume 2, page 119
      Aristotle had divided the group into bipeds, quadrupeds and impeds.
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Etymology 2[edit]

imp +‎ -ed

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Adjective[edit]

imped (not comparable)

  1. (especially of feathers in falconry) Engrafted, eked, implanted; supplemented by imping.
References[edit]
  • imped, ppl. a.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]