Is Platypodes the plural of platypus?
According to our copy of the Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary (Fourth Edition), the word “platypus” is derived from two Greek words meaning “flat broad foot”. Given that the plural of the Greek “pous” is “podes”, we conclude that – strictly speaking – the plural of “platypus” should be “platypodes”.
What is a group of platypus is called?
A PADDLE of Platypus The cutest collective noun since a ‘Cuddle’ of puppies or a ‘Waddle’ of penguins.
Why is the plural of platypus platypuses?
Usage notes The plural form platypodes is formed by application of the Greek (the language from which platypus derives) rules of forming plurals, precedented by the similarly formed plurals podes and octopodes (plurals of pous and octopus, respectively).
Is a group of platypus called a paddle?
Did you know that a group of platypuses is called a paddle? Also, just learnt that the correct plural of platypus is platypuses, although people still like to say platypi.
What is a group of jellyfish?
A group of jellyfish is called a SMACK! Here are more collective nouns for ocean animals you. might not know…
What is the plural of hippopotamus?
noun. hip·po·pot·a·mus | \ ˌhi-pə-ˈpä-tə-məs \ plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami\ ˌhi-pə-ˈpä-tə-ˌmī , -(ˌ)mē \
What’s a group of koalas called?
There’s no collective noun for a group of Koalas moving around together because Koalas don’t move around in groups like dolphins or some birds. They are fairly solitary creatures, although they do like to be living in overlapping home ranges in bushland with other Koalas.
What is a group of octopus?
The cephalopods do have eight tentacles and there may be three ways to describe a group of them, but only one is technically correct. Grammatically speaking, the plural for octopus is octopuses. As the Merriam-Webster dictionary points out, people use three different terms, however: octopi, octopuses, and octopodes.
What is the plural for hippopotamus?