σκολόπενδρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Suggested to be a combination of σκολόπ(skolóp, biting) and έντερον(énteron, earthworm), but Beekes finds this unconvincing and suggests Pre-Greek.

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σκολόπενδρα (skolópendraf (genitive σκολοπένδρας); first declension

  1. millipede
    1. the sea scolopendra, an animal from the genus Nereis
  2. a kind of fern, hart's tongue, hart's-tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium

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Noun[edit]

σκολόπενδρα (skolópendraf (plural σκολόπενδρες)

  1. centipede

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