hippo-, hipp-

(Greek: horse)

Anyone who eats the meat of horses as a source of food.
Feeding on horse flesh.
hippophile (s) (noun), hippophiles (pl)
A person who has a special fondness of horses: Bill, a hippophile, adored his mare and had many books on horse and learned all about the different kinds.
A hatred for horses.
hippophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive fear of horses: Mrs. Smith had a very bad experience when she was thrown from her pony as a child, and ever since then she suffered from hippophobia, and even avoided donkeys and mules!
Belonging to, like, or suggesting a hippopotamus; huge, unwieldly.
hippopotamus (s), hippopotami (pl)
1. A large, amphibious, short-legged, thick-skinned African pachyderm related to the pigs (Hippopotamus amphibius), having a massive body and a very broad obtuse muzzle.
2. Among living quadruped, it ranks next to the elephant in size, but is still much smaller.
3. Etymology: "river horse".

The hippopotamus, whose name comes from two Greek words meaning, "river horse", as stated above; is one of the largest and heaviest land mammals. Its Latin name is Hippopotamus amphibius.

Although strictly a plant eater, the hippopotamus has massive jaws with formidable tusks, as well as an unpredictable temperament and the ability to bite through small boats and slice crocodiles in half.

Male hippos aggressively fight each other over territory; with tusks that can be up to 50 cm (20 in) long, and are sharp enough to rip open a lion or seriously wound a rival. Hippos live in Africa, and spend their lives partly in water and partly on land.

—Compiled from information found at
MSN.Encarta, Quiz Results, "Nature's Killers".
The use of very, very long words.
Someone who uses very, very long words.
The description of the bones of a horse.
Horseback riding as physical therapy for people who have cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental retardation, and other disabilities.
A reference to hippotomy.
A specialist in hippotomy or the anatomy and/or dissection of horses.
The anatomy or dissection of a horse.

Related horse-word units: caval-; equ-, equi-.