mereswine

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English mereswyn (porpoise, dolphin), from Old English mereswīn (porpoise, dolphin), from Proto-West Germanic *mariswīn, from Proto-Germanic *mariswīną (dolphin, porpoise, cetacean); synchronically analyzable as mere +‎ swine or mer- +‎ swine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪə(ɹ)ˌswaɪn/

Noun[edit]

mereswine (plural mereswines or mereswine)

  1. (rare, poetic, archaic) A porpoise or dolphin.

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