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hippopotamus at Kruger Park
See also Hippopotamus

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] and New Latin hippopotamus < Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopotamos) < ἵππος (hippos), horse) + ποταμός (potamos), river).

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Hip*po-po*-ta-mus

Noun

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hippopotamus

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  1. A large, semi-aquatic, herbivorous (plant-eating) African mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius)that spends most of the day living in water, but comes on to land at night to feed. Of all living land animals, only the elephant is larger.

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Latin

Noun

hippopotamus, -ami m.

  1. a hippopotamus

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