Other Word Forms of Reptile
Origin of Reptile
Middle English reptil, from Old French reptile, from Late Latin rÄ“ptile, neuter of reptilis (“creeping"), from Latin rÄ“pō (“to creep"), from Proto-Indo-European *rep- (“to creep, slink") (Pokorny; Watkins, 1969).
Middle English reptil from Old French reptile from Late Latin rēptile from neuter of Latin rēptilis creeping from rēptus past participle of rēpere to creep
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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