Agathaumas

noun

Ag·​a·​thau·​mas
ˌa-gə-ˈthȯ-məs
: a genus of herbivorous dinosaurs related to and possibly not distinct from Triceratops

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aga-, intensifying prefix + New Latin -thaumant-, -thaumas, derivative of Greek thaûma "wonder, marvel" (perhaps after Thaûmas, a son of Pontus and Gaia)

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agathaumas was in 1876

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“Agathaumas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agathaumas. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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