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.  

10 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Giraffe sounds way better.

Anonymous said...

very interesting!

Martha said...

Very interesting

Marg said...

Good to know these things.

RO said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Camelopard" -- half camel, half leopard.

Kirk said...

I would have named it llamaleopard.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cameleopard -- I like that one.