Other Word Forms of Caduceus
Origin of Caduceus
Via Latin cādūceus, cādūceum, adaptation of Doric Ancient Greek καρύκειον (karukeion, “herald’s wand or staff”). This and Attic Greek κηρύκειον (kērukeion) are derived from κῆρυξ (kērux, “herald, public messenger”). Related to κηρύσσω (kērussō, “I announce”).
Latin cādūceus alteration of Greek dialectal kārūkeion from kārūx herald
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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