Mereswine


Mereswine

(MER-swine)

Noun:

-A dolphin; a porpoise.

From Middle English mereswin (“porpoise, dolphin”), from Old English mereswīn (“porpoise, dolphin”), from Proto-Germanic *mariswīną (“dolphin, porpoise, cetacean”) from Proto-Germanic *mari (“sea”) + Proto-Germanic *swīną (“swine, pig”), equivalent to mer- + swine.

So, in short, it means “Sea Pig”.

Used in a sentence:

“The obscure legend of the camelopard and the mereswine is the most tragic love story I’ve ever heard outside of the Jerry Springer Show.”

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