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A hippopotamus
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin and New Latin hippopotamus, from Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopótamos), from ἵππος (híppos, horse) (English hippo-) + ποταμός (potamós, river).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhɪp.əˈpɒt.ə.məs/
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  • Hyphenation: hip‧po‧po‧ta‧mus

NounEdit

hippopotamus (plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami or hippopotamus)

  1. A large, semi-aquatic, herbivorous (plant-eating) African mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius)

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopótamos), from ἵππος (híppos, horse) + ποταμός (potamós, river).

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NounEdit

hippopotamus m (genitive hippopotamī); second declension

  1. a hippopotamus

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hippopotamus hippopotamī
Genitive hippopotamī hippopotamōrum
Dative hippopotamō hippopotamīs
Accusative hippopotamum hippopotamōs
Ablative hippopotamō hippopotamīs
Vocative hippopotame hippopotamī

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  • English: hippopotamus

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