|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.
Proud adopter of 15 punctuation marks; see my profile for their names.
This message was edited by the author on February 18, 2006 at 2:09:23 PM
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