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What does PIT mean in Latin?

What does PIT mean in Latin?

More Latin words for pit. fovea noun. snare, pitfall.

What is the Latin word for moonshine?

English Latin (translated indirectly) Esperanto
moon common noun luna common noun luno common noun

What does the Latin word for water mean?

aqua- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning “water”.

Why does everything have a Latin name?

Linnaeus and other scientists used Latin because it was a dead language. No people or nation uses it as an official language. After experimenting with various alternatives, Linnaeus simplified naming immensely by designating one Latin name to indicate the genus, and one as a “shorthand” name for the species.

What is pit called in English?

(Entry 1 of 4) 1 : a cavity or hole in the ground usually made by digging a gravel pit. 2 : an area set off from and often sunken below surrounding areas a barbecue pit a theater’s orchestra pit. 3 : a small hole or dent on a surface.

What does PIT stand for?


Acronym Definition
PIT Process Improvement Team
PIT Pursuit Intervention Technique (police high-speed pursuit tactic)
PIT Performance Improvement Training (various organizations)
PIT Public Internet Terminal (various locations)

What is the Greek word that means water?

The Greek cognate húdōr (‘water’) is the basis of numerous English words with the prefix hydr-, including hydrate, hydrant, hydrangea, hydraulic, hydrogen (the element that generates water when oxidised), hydrocarbon, hydroelectric, hydrofoil and a whole host of more specialized scientific words.

Why is biology used in Latin?

Linnaeus and other scientists used Latin because it was a dead language. Many biologists gave the species they described long, unwieldy Latin names, which could be altered at will; a scientist comparing two descriptions of species might not be able to tell which organisms were being referred to.

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