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Re: word 'killifish'
From what I recall:
The Dutch have a name for small creek: kils
the small fish they found in the creeks (from what I understand, they initially applied this term to the fishes of our own *USA*, somewhere up in NJ): killifische or some such that translated into "fish of the creeks". Makes sense in that "I'm just an ignorant Southin' boy, so don't blame me if I'm wrong" way. :)
From: Wright Huntley <jwwiii at pacbell_net>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 09:05:15 -0800
To: killietalk at aka_org
Subject: Re: word 'killifish'
> mindaugas wrote:
> > Sveiki,
> > 'Killifish' is synonim Cyprinodontidae ?
> > and whhy this word using fish?
> > In my language (Lithuania) it's mean fish that killing other fish.
> It's from the Dutch, I think, for small stream or creek. Hence, small stream
> fish. "Kill" is a common prefix (or suffix) for many place names in English,
> too, appearing in Ireland and the Eastern part of the US in numerous places.
> Same source, I believe.
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