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--- Jordan Mallon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Just wondering what the suffix "-saurus" (derived from the Greek "sauros",
> IIRC) literally translates to. Is it "lizard"? Or is it "reptile"? Or is
> it both? I've heard all sorts of different things.
I'm no Ancient Greek scholar, but I think it's supposed to correspond to
"lizard", although how closely that would have matched "non-ophidian squamate"
in actual usage, I don't know.
It's often translated as "reptile" because that's what the namer means.
I've elected to "translate" it as "saurian" on the new Dinosauricon. (This word
links to the _Sauria_ page, which, when done, will give the etymology as
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