ἱπποπόταμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ῐ̔́ππος (híppos, horse) +‎ ποτᾰμός (potamós, river).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῐ̔πποπότᾰμος (hippopótamosm (genitive ῐ̔πποποτᾰ́μου); second declension

  1. hippopotamus

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: flodhest (calque)
  • German: Flusspferd (calque)
  • English: river horse (calque)
  • Latin: hippopotamus (see there for further descendants)
  • Old Armenian: գետաձի (getaji) (calque)

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