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  • reptile
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Etymologies

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From the Ancient Greek ἑρπετ- (herpet-), the stem of ἑρπετόν (herpeton, "creeping animal”, “reptile"), from ἕρπω (herpō, "I creep"); compare herpet-².

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From the Ancient Greek ἑρπητ- (herpēt-), the stem of ἕρπης (herpēs, "a creeping”, “shingles"), from ἕρπω (herpō, "I creep"); compare herpet-¹.

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