babiroussa vs babirusa what difference

what is difference between babiroussa and babirusa

English

Alternative forms

  • babirusa, babirussa

Etymology

From French babiroussa, from Malay babi rusa (babiroussa, deer hog).

Noun

babiroussa (plural babiroussas)

  1. A large hoglike quadruped, of the genus Babyrousa, found in the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

Translations

Anagrams

  • babirousas

French

Etymology

From Malay babi rusa (babiroussa, deer hog).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba.bi.ʁu.sa/

Noun

babiroussa m (plural babiroussas)

  1. babiroussa

Further reading

  • “babiroussa” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From scientific Latin babyroussa (later as specific name), and its source, Malay babi rusa, from babi (pig) + rusa (deer).

Noun

babirusa (plural babirusas)

  1. Any of several mammals in the genus Babyrousa in the pig family Suidae, in which the upper tusk grows upward.
    • 2018, Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 17 May:
      And there are wild pigs, babirusas, with wrinkled skin and impressive upper tusks that instead of growing down, grow up and backwards toward the skull.

Hyponyms

  • Bola Batu babirusa, Buru babirusa, Malenge babirusa, North Sulawesi babirusa

Translations


Indonesian

Etymology

From babi (pig) +‎ rusa (deer), from the resemblance of the tusks to antlers

Noun

babirusa (first-person possessive babirusaku, second-person possessive babirusamu, third-person possessive babirusanya)

  1. Buru babirusa, Babyrousa babyrussa

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Malay babirusa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /babiˈɾusa/, [ba.β̞iˈɾu.sa]

Noun

babirusa f (plural babirusas)

  1. babirusa

Further reading

  • “babirusa” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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