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The meaning of Pygmies


Pygmies – definition


Something that is very small.

Usage examples:

They were pygmies compared to the current satellites

A member of certain peoples of very short stature in equatorial africa and parts of se asia.

Usage examples:

The earliest known inhabitants of south africa were pygmies and khoisan.

Used in names of animals and plants that are much smaller than more typical kinds, e.g. pygmy shrew, pygmy water lily.

Usage examples:

Moreover, some predators of pygmy swordtails (x. nigrensis) also exhibit a bias for the sword.

(of an animal or bird) one of a type which is smaller than animals or birds of that type usually are

Usage examples:

A pygmy hippopotamus

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侏儒, 矮人

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Pygmeeën, Dwerg

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Pygmées, Pygmée

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अजगर, बौना, वामन, छोटा, नाटा

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Pigmei, Pigmeo

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피그미족, 난쟁이, 작은 물건, 중앙 아프리카의 키 작은 흑인종, 피그마이오스

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Пигмеи, Карлик, Ничтожество

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Pigmeos, Pigmeo, Enano

Word origin

late Middle English (originally in the plural, denoting a mythological race of small people): via Latin from Greek pugmaios ‘dwarf’, from pugmē ‘the length measured from elbow to knuckles’ .

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