Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hippopotamidae.

Etymologies

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From Latin and New Latin hippopotamus, from Ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος (hippopotamos), from ἵππος (hippos, "horse") + ποταμός (potamos, "river").

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  • “The name Hippopotamus comes from the Greek for ‘swamp bastard’ ”

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  • The name Hippopotamus comes from the Greek for ‘swamp bastard’ and refers to one of the most dangerous animals in the world.

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  • Thanks be to google: Hippopotamus is the steak chain.

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  • Rhinoceros or the Hippopotamus is the Behemoth of Scripture, but as the

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  • Eighth, the Pig-kind, including the Hippopotamus which is believed to be the creature called Behemoth.

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  • Having heard of a horse-power dredge called the Hippopotamus that was in use on the Delaware River, he made inquiries concerning it but feared that it would not serve his purpose, as he would have to go from one hundred to eight hundred or a thousand yards from high water-mark for the mud ” too far out for a horse to be available.

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  • A shivery gray fellow named Hyppo, the Hypothermic Hippopotamus (see below), who sips whiskey from a flask and angrily fires wool socks into the crowd.

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  • Scott Pollack Hyppo, the Hypothermic Hippopotamus We know what these Yankees are — and aren't.

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  • One more "Happy harmless Hattie the Hippopotamus must readily rescue her friends Alan Aardvark, Pookie Possum, and Wammi Warthog from eerily evil Dee Spo Zall, Witch of the Garbage Pail, while learning a Special Lesson about Friendship!!!!!!!!" and we are going to SHOOT OURSELF.

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  • Given the quality of their mid-period albums "Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus" and "The Meaning of 8," it's likely they'll mix the old with the new in concert.

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