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Perhaps a Bat is Called a Bat Because it's Half Bird, Half Rat

See also Birds, Rodents.


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In case anyone wantsto know, here's the actual etymology: Late 16th century: alteration, perhaps by association with medieval Latin batta, blacta, of Middle English bakke, of Scandinavian origin.

S on December 9, 2018

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The Spanish word for bat, murciélago, comes from two latin words that together make "flying rat." So basically, you're right.

J'Elouw on December 9, 2018

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It could also be a rird...

Filip on September 4, 2019

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corona gang so this virus was started by rats again

dude on May 7, 2020

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one quarter bird, three quarters rat: it's just a rat with wigs and terrible sleeping habits that probably snores terribly

sheeper on May 14, 2022

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