rhinoceros


rhinoceros
rhinoceros (n.) c.1300, from L. rhinoceros, from Gk. rhinokeros, from rhinos "nose" (a word of unknown origin) + keras "horn" (see KERATO- (Cf. kerato-)). Shortened form rhino is first attested 1884.
What is the plural of rhinoceros? ... Well, Liddell and Scott seem to authorize 'rhinocerotes,' which is pedantic, but 'rhinoceroses' is not euphonious. [Sir Charles Eliot, "The East Africa Protectorate," 1905]

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  • rhinoceros — [rī näs′ər əs] n. pl. rhinoceroses or rhinoceros [ME rinoceros < L rhinoceros < Gr rhinokerōs, lit., nose horned < rhis (see RHINO ) + keras, HORN] any of a family (Rhinocerotidae) of large, heavy, thick skinned, plant eating,… …   English World dictionary

  • RHINOCEROS — quasi naricornis, quod in nare cornu, idque praevalidum habeat; speculum divinae Providentiae: apud Hiob. est c. 39. v. 12. ubi tamen alii malunt Monoceros reddere. Cum elephanto. viribus licet impar. congressus si ventrem eius attingat, cornu… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale


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