kuda nil

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Etymology[edit]

From kuda (horse) +‎ nil (Nile river), calque of Dutch nijlpaard.

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Noun[edit]

kuda nil (plural kuda-kuda nil, first-person possessive kuda nilku, second-person possessive kuda nilmu, third-person possessive kuda nilnya)

  1. hippopotamus
    • 1988, Ensiklopedi Indonesia. Seri fauna: Serangga, page 421.
      Kuda nil agak berisik dan senantiasa memperdengarkan suara menggeram yang terutama menyebar jauh di atas air.
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