Query on Naming

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Wed Nov 20 08:27:02 CST 1996


Thomas G. Lammers (lammers at fmppr.fmnh.org) wrote:

>                                                Another was Cyanea
>kuhihewa, from a Latin verb meaning "to not recognize someone when you
>see them."  (the species was at first misidentified as a previously
>described but long extinct relative).  In this case, it looks Latin
>with the -a ending, but thats just a happy coincidence.

Surely not a "Latin verb" - maybe that of a Hawaiian language?

John

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