Definitions

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  • noun cryptozoology An unidentified humanoid animal said to live in the Himalayas.

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  • noun a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Of Tibetan dialectal (Sherpa) origin; equivalent to written Tibetan g.ya’ dred : g.ya’, high rocky place + dred, bear.]

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From Tibetan གཡའ་དྲེད་ (Wylie Romanization: g.ya'dred, Pronounced: yeh-ti, "rock bear"), a compound of the words གཡའ་ (Wylie: g.ya', Pronounced: yeh, "rocky or rocky place") and དྲེད་ (Wylie: dred, Pronounced: Pti, te, teh, "bear").

Examples

  • June 06, 2005 13: 35 nicki: if you haven't already tried, you could maybe get a copy of yeti from the guy who did it, mike. try him at yetimike@gmail.com or yetimike@comcast. net.

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  • It was named Kiwa hirsuta kiwa, after the goddess of shellfish in Polynesian mythology, but has become known as the yeti crab because of its hairy appearance.

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  • …. note how Yukon brings in the abominable snowman and that in the very next frame the yeti is free and putting the star on the tree.

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  • Several findings were rich and strange: a hairy new species dubbed the yeti crab; a 21-foot-long squid; a new species of lobster weighing 8.8 pounds; an ancient shrimp thought to have become extinct 50 million years ago.

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  • Shouts from the scientists watching the monitors quickly drew everyone on board to gaze upon a landscape blanketed by what they quickly realized was a new species of kiwa crab, also known as the yeti because of its hairy body.

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  • A "yowie" is Australia's version of a yeti, a k a Bigfoot.

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  • "The yeti is a complicated Audio-Animatronics figure whose complex functions have presented some challenges affecting its operation," said Walt Disney World spokeswoman Andrea

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  • A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti, which is said to roam Nepal and Tibet.

    National Nine News

  • A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti, which is said to roam Nepal and Tibet.

    National Nine News

  • A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti, which is said to roam Nepal and Tibet.

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