degunradzis

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Degunradzis

Etymology[edit]

From deguns (nose) +‎ rags (horn) (with g > dz palatalization caused by the shift from first declension ending -s to second declension ending -is), a calque ultimately based on Ancient Greek ῥινόκερως (rhinókerōs, rhinoceros).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

degunradzis m (2nd declension)

  1. rhinoceros (mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae)
    Āfrikas degunradzis — African rhinoceros
    Indijas degunradzis — Indian rhinoceros

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