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EtymologyEdit

virta(river) +‎ hepo(horse), calque of Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος(hippopótamos), from ἵππος(híppos, horse) + ποταμός(potamós, river), "riverine horse".

NounEdit

virtahepo

  1. hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
  2. any member of the family Hippopotamidae
  3. (biblical, 1992 translation) behemoth (the mythical monster of Job 40)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of virtahepo (Kotus type 1/valo, p-v gradation)
nominative virtahepo virtahevot
genitive virtahevon virtahepojen
partitive virtahepoa virtahepoja
illative virtahepoon virtahepoihin
singular plural
nominative virtahepo virtahevot
accusative nom. virtahepo virtahevot
gen. virtahevon
genitive virtahevon virtahepojen
partitive virtahepoa virtahepoja
inessive virtahevossa virtahevoissa
elative virtahevosta virtahevoista
illative virtahepoon virtahepoihin
adessive virtahevolla virtahevoilla
ablative virtahevolta virtahevoilta
allative virtahevolle virtahevoille
essive virtahepona virtahepoina
translative virtahevoksi virtahevoiksi
instructive virtahevoin
abessive virtahevotta virtahevoitta
comitative virtahepoineen

SynonymsEdit

  • (behemoth): behemot (1938 translation)

CompoundsEdit