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Re: are these names now technically "taken" for dinos?
On Mon, Oct 26th, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It's really only a quirk of history that 'Caesar' later came to be used as a
> title for a supreme
> leader or emperor (Kaiser, Tsar, etc). It probably has something to do with
> the fact that
> peoples outside the Roman and Byzantine empires tended to refer to the rulers
> of these empires
A similar thing happened with the word 'pharaoh'. It literally means 'great
house', and refers to the
king's palace rather than the king himself.
GIS / Archaeologist Australian Dinosaurs
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