mereswine

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mereswin (porpoise, dolphin), from Old English mereswīn (porpoise, dolphin), from Proto-Germanic *mariswīną (dolphin, porpoise, cetacean), from Proto-Germanic *mari (sea) + Proto-Germanic *swīną (swine, pig), equivalent to mer- +‎ swine. Akin to Old High German merisuīn "dolphin, porpoise" (German Meerschwein "dolphin"), Old Norse marsvīn (dolphin, sea-pig), Middle Low German merswīn "dolphin". More at mere, swine.

Noun[edit]

mereswine (plural mereswines or mereswine)

  1. A porpoise
  2. A dolphin

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