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Re: Etymology of Ornithomimus sedens?
In Latin the word "sedens" means "seated,"
More literally "sitting". It's a present participle.
Apparently Marsh intended "firmly fixed in its seat".
However, I guessed that "se" could also be the prefix meaning "apart"
or "on one's own,"
This prefix is only used on a few verbs. AFAIK it doesn't occur on
nouns, and it's rare in general.
while "dens" means "tooth": roughly, one apart from teeth.
If anything, that would rather give "separated tooth", I think... I'm
sure it's not a way to form a word like "toothless".
"Without teeth" would be _sine dentibus_.