Re: REF: plural of iris
J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> 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
> > possibility!
> > Ann Pearce
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Ann -- You are correct that irides is the plural of iris. Check out, in
> the Archives, our discussions surrounding this last year.
Well yes if you are referring to eyes or dead usages. I don't think it applies
to today and to irises...
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