Monday, February 21, 2011

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Carnivore

According to the carnivore is a flesh-eating mammal of the order Carnivora, comprising the dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels or an insectivorous plant. In this pic we can see a she lion eating a piece of flesh.
According to the Etmology Dictionary carnivore derives from Latin carnivorus "flesh eating" from caro "flesh" + vorare "to devour".
Ohter words with caro-: carnival, reincarnation and carnal.With vorare : insectivore, herbivore and omnivore.


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