Re: REF: plural of iris
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- Subject: Re: REF: plural of iris
- From: "J. Griffin Crump" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 16:56:47 -0600 (MDT)
Ann Pearce wrote:
> >Chris thinks this out...
> >Or could it be iris - iri...
> >..as in octopus - octopi...
> The official plural of octopus is octopodes, as the word originally comes
> from Greek, rather than Latin....in which case irides would seem a definite
> Ann Pearce
Ann -- You are correct that irides is the plural of iris. Check out, in
the Archives, our discussions surrounding this last year.
Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA