Friday, 28 August 2009

donkey ears

Thanks to epea pteroenta, I've learned that the Greek word for "rabbit" (λαγώς, as in lagomorph) etymologically means "floppy ears".

The Hindi-Urdu word for "rabbit" is ख़रगोश/خرگوش ḵẖargoś, borrowed from Persian, where it seems to etymologically mean "donkey ears". خر khar is "ass" and گوش goš is "ear".

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