Origin of bettaModern Latin
Origin of bettaNew Latin Betta genus name from Javanese wader bettah a species of betta (Betta picta) of Java and Sumatra ( wader freshwater fish )
- Any fish of the genus Betta, especially Betta splendens (the Siamese fighting fish).
From the genus name.
- Eye dialect spelling of better (comparative of good).
- Eye dialect spelling of better (comparative of well).
- (slang) Eye dialect spelling of better (had better).