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Re: -SAURUS!



"Robert G. Tuck Jr." wrote:
> 
> "Sauros" is strictly "lizard." "(H)erpeton" is "reptile."

I've heard a more literal translation is "lizard-like slithering thing."
Hence things like salamanders may also be included. It reminds me of the
word "serpent", which has been used in the past to describe anything
remotely snake-like (including worms), and also reptilian forms with
legs (such as dragons).

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