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what is a hybrid car?

Latin hibrida, hybrida, mongrel.

Minton Warren's etymology[edit]

I've added Warren's etymology; it's quite widely referenced: Gooble books: minton warren hybrida. --Jayen466 14:13, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Well done. I also removed the mention of h-u-bris, which was written erroneously with "y" (h-y-bris), I suppose to push it to fit here, even if it does not.--FocalPoint 09:06, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

I haven't seen contemporary references to that etymology. I have put in a request for etymology at hybrida. DCDuring TALK 18:05, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
I have readded the etymology "(a) somehow related to Ancient Greek ὕβρις (hybris), “‘outrage’”)", sourced from Online Etymology Dictionary and Webster 1913, while mentioned by Century 1911 as a "very doubtful assumption" (hybrid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911). Modern M-W online does not mention it. --Dan Polansky 21:56, 5 January 2010 (UTC)