Origin: L < Gr ichneumōn, ichneumon, lit., tracker < ichneuein, to track out, hunt after < ichnos, a track, footprint (from its supposed practice of locating and destroying crocodile eggs)
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Origin: Latin ichneumōn, weasel, ichneumon fly
Origin: , from Greek ikhneumōn
Origin: , from ikhneuein, to track
Origin: , from ikhnos, track.
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