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chamaeleon

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English

Noun

chamaeleon

  1. (archaic) An older spelling of chameleon.

Latin

Etymology

Romanized form of the Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (khamaileon), crawling lion), a kind of lizard known for changing its colour, also the name of various plants, so called from their leaves changing colour, < χαμαί (khamai) "on the earth, on the ground" + λέων (leon) "lion"

Noun

chamaeleon (genitive chamaeleōnis); m, third declension

  1. chameleon (lizard)

Inflection

The singular genitive is sometimes chamaeleōntis, with a corresonding change in other forms.

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