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Pigmy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PIG'MY, n. [L. pygmoeus; Gr. the fist.] A dwarf; a person of very small stature; a name applied to a fabled nation said to have been devoured by cranes.
PIG'MY, a. Very small in size; mean; feeble; inconsiderable.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an unusually small individual [syn: pygmy, pigmy]
2: any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet [syn: Pygmy, Pigmy]

Merriam Webster's

variant of pygmy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of PYGMY.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pigmy Pig"my, n. See Pygmy. Pigmy falcon. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Falconet, 2 (a) .

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pygmy Pyg"my, n.; pl. Pygmies. [L. pygmaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the fist, a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, about 131 inches. Cf. Pugnacious, Fist.] [Written also pigmy.] 1. (Class. Myth.) One of a fabulous race of dwarfs who waged war with the cranes, and were destroyed. 2. Hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see pygmy




 


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