type genus of the Anguidae: blindworms
Syn: ↑genus Anguis
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Anguidae, ↑family Anguidae
Member Meronyms: ↑blindworm, ↑slowworm, ↑Anguis fragilis

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\\ˈaŋgwə̇s\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, snake; akin to Old English & Old High German igil hedgehog, Old High German unc snake, Latin anguilla eel, Greek enchelys eel, echidna viper, echinos hedgehog, ophis snake, Sanskrit ahi
: the type genus of Anguidae including only the limbless blindworm

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Anguis /angˈgwis/
The generic name not of a snake but of the blindworm
ORIGIN: L anguis snake
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angˈuifauna noun
Fauna of snakes
angˈuiform adjective
anguine /angˈgwin/ adjective
Of or like a snake
anguiped or anguipede /-ped or -pēd/ adjective
Having feet or legs in the form of snakes, as used of mythological giants or the like

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ANGUIS — ab ἄχις, quod Siculi Dotes dicebant pro ἔχις, n additô more Latinorum; a serpente distinguitur. Plin. l. 8. c. 59. Iam quaedam animalia indigenis innoxia advenas interimunt, sicut serpentes parvae in Tirynthe, quas terrâ nasci proditur: item in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Anguis — Anguis, 1) (A. L., Blindschleiche), Gattung der kurzzüngeligen Eidechsen, ohne Beine, aber mit Spuren von Schulterblättern u. Backenknochen, auch mit Augenlidern, kurzem Brustbeine u. schlangenförmigem Körper; Art: die gemeine Blindschleiche (A.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anguis — (lat.), Schlange; A. fragilis, die Blindschleiche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anguis — Angŭis (lat.), Schlange; A. fragĭlis, s. Blindschleiche …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anguis — Anguis, lat., Schlange …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Anguis — Orvet Orvet …   Wikipédia en Français

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