DINO

English translation: terrible

19:58 Mar 3, 2005
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology
Latin term or phrase: DINO
USED IN SCIENCE
DINA
English translation:terrible
Explanation:
In fact, it came to Latin from Greek: deino, "great" or "terrible".
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terrible


Explanation:
In fact, it came to Latin from Greek: deino, "great" or "terrible".

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 08:54
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
2 mins
  -> I just wonder how much Greek is about "dinos"? ;-)

agree  Alfa Trans (X)
9 mins

agree  Wit: in fact, it is so called New Latin, it was purposely coined for this scientific use; BTW "terrible" itself is almost pure Latin: "terribilis,is,e"
28 mins
  -> sure, "terribilis" is "more" Latin :)

agree  alcaeus: It's from Greek 'deinos', which has several nuances, but it most commonly means 'terrible, fearful' and often 'clever, skillful', sometimes also 'mighty, powerful' or 'strange, marvellous'. But 'terrible' is its original sense.
5 hrs
  -> thank you for details, as usual, dear Joseph :)

agree  sonja29 (X): hence "dinosaur", i.e. a mighty, awe-inspiring lizard
3 days 8 hrs
  -> sure thing, thank you :)
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