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Hip·po

 (hĭp′ō) also Hippo Re·gi·us (rē′jē-əs)
An ancient city of northwest Africa in present-day northeast Algeria south of Annaba. Saint Augustine was its bishop from ad 396 to 430.

hip·po

 (hĭp′ō)
n. pl. hip·pos
A hippopotamus.

hippo

(ˈhɪpəʊ)
n, pl -pos
1. (Animals) short for hippopotamus
2. South African an armoured police car

hip•po

(ˈhɪp oʊ)

n., pl. -pos.
a hippopotamus.
[by shortening]

Hip•po

(ˈhɪp oʊ)

n.

hippo-

a combining form meaning “horse”: hippodrome.
[< Greek, comb. form of híppos, c. Latin equus, Old English eoh, Skt aśvas, Lithuanian ašvà]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hippo - an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
2.hippo - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africahippo - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
genus Hippopotamus - type genus of the Hippopotamidae
Translations
hroch
flodhest
virtahepo
nilski konj
カバ
하마
flodhäst
ฮิปโป
con hà mã

hippo

[ˈhɪpəʊ] Nhipopótamo/a m/f

hippo

[ˈhɪpəʊ] nhippopotame mhip pocket npoche-revolver fHippocratic oath [ˌhɪpəkrætɪkˈəʊθ] nserment m d'Hippocrate
to take the Hippocratic oath → prêter le serment d'Hippocrate

hippo

n (inf)Nilpferd nt

hippo

فَرَسُ النَّهْر hroch flodhest Nilpferd ιπποπόταμος hipopótamo virtahepo hippopotame nilski konj ippopotamo カバ 하마 nijlpaard flodhest hipopotam hipopótamo бегемот flodhäst ฮิปโป hipopotam con hà mã 河马
References in classic literature ?
William Button, of Tooley Street, in 'the highly novel and laughable hippo- comedietta of The Tailor's Journey to Brentford.