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Subject: Re: Ibis
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: February 18, 2006 at 2:08:51 PM
Reply to: Re: Ibis by Nikida
The American Heritage Dictionary quoth:
Middle English ibin, from Latin îbis, from Greek, from Egyptian hbj.

The Egyptian word hbj may have a more obscure meaning, but many words for objects ultimately have no other meaning other than "a word to describe something we need a word to describe"--in this case, "ibis".

EDIT: + bold, just for the heck of it.


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