Hippopotamus = Horse of the river
Hippopotamus comes from the greek word "hippo" meaning horse. The greeks called hippopotamus' water horses. Hope this answer was helpful
It is a Swahili word meaning "hippopotamus".
The word derives from ancient Greece, meaning "horse of the river".
The literal meaning of hippopotamus is a "river horse".
The word comes from Greek roots meaning water horse.
There are two meanings for the word hippo. One meaning is a shortened version of hippopotamus. The other meaning is an ancient town in northwestern Africa.
The Japanese word for hippopotamus is カバ (kaba).
The Romanian language equivalent of hippopotamus is hipopotam.
hippopotamus Actually, hippophobia is just another, less used word for EQUINOPHOBIA. It comes from the greek "hippo", meaning horse, and "phobia", meaning fear.
Hippopotamus is derived from the two words in Greek for "Water Horse."
The hippopotamus is the third-largest land mammal by weight.
The Swahili word for "Hippopotamus" is "kiboko".
There are five syllables in "hippopotamus." HI-PO-PO-TA-MUS
The German word for hippopotamus is das Nilpferd (or more rarely das Flußpferd) (lit. Nile horse or river horse)
The word hippopotamus literally means "riverine horse" in the original Greek. "Hippos" means "horse" and "potamios" means "river" or "rushing water".