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Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora

The Greek stem is phyg-, as in the noun phyge, 'flight'. The verb is pheugo,
'I flee', and comes down to English via Latin in the word fugitive.

Chris Hart

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Cunningham" <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
To: <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora

> I don't know what the origin of the word 'phugoid' is.  It is usually
> used to refer to the slower of the two types of pitch oscillation in
> aircraft.
> David Marjanovic wrote:
> > phugoid gliding"...
> >
> > And where does that funny word come from? :-)