mereswin

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mariswīną (dolphin, porpoise, literally sea-swine), equivalent to mere- +‎ swīn. Akin to Old High German merisuīn (dolphin, porpoise) (German Meerschwein (dolphin)), Old Norse marsvín (dolphin, sea-pig). More at mere, swine.

Noun[edit]

mereswīn n

  1. a dolphin or porpoise

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