(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)
This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.
2. Of or pertaining to, resembling or characteristics of a peacock.
3. Resembling the neck or the tail of the peacock in coloring, design, or iridescence.
Pendulous nests are described as those that are suspended so they swing or sway.
2. Pertaining to the subfamily Perdicin of the family Phasianidae, of which Perdix, the partridge, is the typical genus.
2. Any of various widely distributed aquatic birds of the genus Phalacrocorax, with dark plumage, webbed feet, a hooked bill, and a distensible pouch.
3. When applied to people, it represents a rapacious or greedy characteristic.
A philistine is an individual who is regarded as being antagonistic or who has a negative attitude regarding the thoughts, tastes, manners, etc. of others.2. A Philisine was one of a non-Semitic people who lived in the area near the coast of the southeast Mediterranean in ancient times and were often at war with the Israelites: The Philistines, as a seafaring folk, dwelled along the coast of Lebanon and Israel in the region of the Gaza-Ashdid-Jaffa.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin Philistaeus or from Philistaea, "the land of the Philistines" from Greek philistia and from Hebrew Pelesheth.
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2. Pertaining to the sub-family Phocinae, containing the seals proper.