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καμηλοπάρδαλις

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From κάμηλος (kámēlos, camel) +‎ πάρδαλις (párdalis, leopard); from the fact that a giraffe has a long neck like a camel and is spotted like a leopard.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.mɛː.lo.pár.da.lis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ka.me.loˈpar.da.lis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ka.mi.loˈpar.ða.lis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ka.mi.loˈpar.ða.lis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ka.mi.loˈpar.ða.lis/
  • NounEdit

    κᾰμηλοπάρδᾰλῐς (kamēlopárdalisf (genitive κᾰμηλοπαρδάλεως); third declension

    1. giraffe

    InflectionEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    Further readingEdit