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Dazzling Derivatives

A shorter version of BloggusClassicus’ Wordy Weekly. This one will cost you ‘six squid’! Ha ha ha…ha?’ Never mind. Well, a squid is a..


A favourite from my husband. It means a creature whose 'feet are from the head’. So this includes the octopus (see Wordy Weekly II, if you want to learn the true plural of octopus, the squid, cuttlefish. All very tasty as well.

So, cephalopod breaks down as follows:

κεφαλη - head

ποδες - feet

Pretty cool.

Oh, an interesting extra fact, Alexander the Great’s horse, Bucephalus, is 'ox-head’, because he was so large and splendid.

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