Friday, March 13, 2009

Etymology

The word snake comes to English from the Proto-Germanic: *snēk-a- m., originating in the Proto-Indo-European *(s)nēg-o- and has a cognate in the Sanskrit nāgá- m. 'snake' and the English verb sneak. The word serpent comes from Old French, and ultimately from *serp-, "to creep" , also ερπω in Greek

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