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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 ?
(15) who with the lord Apollo and the Rivers have youths in their keeping -- to this charge Zeus appointed them -- Peitho, and Admete, and Ianthe, and Electra, and Doris, and Prymno, and Urania divine in form, Hippo, Clymene, Rhodea, and Callirrhoe, Zeuxo and Clytie, and Idyia, and Pasithoe, Plexaura, and Galaxaura, and lovely Dione, Melobosis and Thoe and handsome Polydora, Cerceis lovely of form, and soft eyed Pluto, Perseis, Ianeira, Acaste, Xanthe, Petraea the fair, Menestho, and Europa, Metis, and Eurynome, and Telesto saffron-clad, Chryseis and Asia and charming Calypso, Eudora, and Tyche, Amphirho, and Ocyrrhoe, and Styx who is the chiefest of them all.
"What means did you employ?" was the question asked of the wife of Concini, in regard to her treatment of Mary of Medici; and the answer was, "Only that influence which every strong mind has over a weak one." Cannot Caesar in irons shuffle off the irons and transfer them to the person of Hippo or Thraso the turnkey?
"I've seen them buryin' a chief up the Aruwimi River, and they ate a hippo that must have weighed as much as a tribe.
There was an old hippo that had the bad habit of getting out on the bank and roam- ing at night over the station grounds.
Now and then the river's surface would be suddenly broken ahead of them by a huge crocodile, startled by the splashing of the oars, or, snorting and blowing, a family of hippos would dive from a sandy bar to the cool, safe depths of the bottom.
That comes from two Greek words -- hippos, which means a horse, and "
On the sands in the middle of the stream, hippos and alligators sunned themselves side by side.
The battle is between hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, cattle and fishermen.
A Malindi conservationist has urged authorities to build a wall on the River Sabaki estuary to protect more than 50 hippos and avert human-wildlife conflicts.
Online insurance agency Hippo Insurance said it has secured a $100 million financing round that will help propel a broader U.S.
In one scene, we see the extraordinary gape of a hippo's jaw as two rivals go face to face in a fight that is literally tooth and nail.
A pregnant hippo leaves her pod to give birth alone in shallow waters - some time later, the baby hippo pops his head above the surface of the water.