κροκόδειλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ionic word for "lizard" (common being σαύρα (saúra)), perhaps from κρόκη (krókē, pebbles) + δρῖλος (drîlos, worm), because crocodiles like resting on flat stones. Typologically compare Sanskrit कृकलास (kṛkalāsa, lizard, chameleon), said to be composed of the words for "pebble" and "sit".[1]

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Noun[edit]

κροκόδειλος (krokódeilosm (genitive κροκοδείλου); second declension

  1. lizard
  2. crocodile
  3. A fallacy of the sophists

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Boisacq, Émile (1916), “κροκόδιλος”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque (in French), Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 520

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κροκόδειλος (krokódeilos).

Noun[edit]

κροκόδειλος (krokódeilosm (plural κροκόδειλοι)

  1. crocodile (amphibious reptile)

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