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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin reptilis (creeping), from Latin rēpō (to creep) as this class of animals is not able to stand or move in an upright position.

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  • IPA(key): /ʁɛpˈtiːl/
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Reptil n (genitive Reptils, plural Reptilien or Reptile)

  1. A reptile; the cold-blooded vertebrate.

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The normal plural is Reptilien. The plural Reptile is rare.

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