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Re: Etymology of Caenagnathus--a final comment
In a message dated 2/3/02 1:16:51 AM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com
> I came across the thread
> concerning the suggested, and apparently baffling,
> etymology kain- "recent" + a "not, without" + gnath- "jaw"
> + -us, supposedly meaning "recent jawless one". I
> immediately sent my own comments explaining that the more
> likely etymology was Greek kaine "recent" (feminine form
> of the adjective) + Greek gnathos "jaw" (a feminine noun
> when by itself).
All right, all right. I have been duly corrected. But I'm *not* the first
to come up with the "recent jawless" story.