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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]] apūs from Ancient Greek ἄπους (apous), sand martin) from ἀ- (a-), not) + πούς (pous), foot) (the birds rarely show their feet).

Proper noun

Apus

  1. (zoology): A genus of Old World birds in the family Apodidae, commonly known as swifts. They resemble swallows but have shorter tails.

English

Etymology

Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] apūs from Ancient Greek ἄπους (apous), sand martin) from ἀ- (a-), not) + πούς (pous), foot) (the birds rarely show their feet).

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Proper noun

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Apus

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Apus

  1. (astronomy): A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a bird of paradise.

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