Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fact of the Day: Arabic Giraffe

The English word giraffe comes from various Romance language words for the animal though the first was the Portuguese word girafa which itself was derived from the Arabic word zarafa. In Middle English, the word for giraffe was camelopard.  

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  1. Good to know these things.

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  2. Wow, that really evolved into something different, huh? These are such lovely animals too. Hugs...RO

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  3. "Camelopard" -- half camel, half leopard.

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  4. I would have named it llamaleopard.

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  5. I do like these animals.
    Great picture you've used here Adam.

    All the best Jan

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