[Taxacom] gender of genus "Creobroter"

Laurent Raty l.raty at skynet.be
Tue Dec 18 16:41:26 CST 2007


andrew at flyevidence.co.uk wrote:
> Doug,
> 
> broter, brotos is masculine, meaning eater; hence Creo-broter is 
> "flesh-eater".

Just to complement the info - it's spelled "brôtêr" in Greek (beta, rho, 
omega, tau, eta, rho).

(The fact that there are two o's and two e's at different places in the 
alphabet doesn't make it easier to trace back some transliterated Greek 
words in a dictionary... ;-)

Best,
Laurent -
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Laurent Raty
l.raty at skynet.be
Brussels, Belgium




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