hippopotami exist in the Lokalueje, so it may be inferred to be perennial, as the inhabitants asserted.
His thief object was to find a country frequented by hippopotami and giraffes.
The rivers abound in hippopotami and crocodiles, the forests in antelope and buffaloes, elephants, lions and wild birds.
They seemed in no way afraid of the hippopotami, which they kept watching as they swam by.
There are hippopotami further down the river on its way to the Loendi.
In the river and lake, too, there is an immense number of hippopotami and crocodiles.
The Choma river was reached, abounding in hippopotami and crocodiles.
Pigs abounded in the low grounds, and hippopotami in the lake.
hippopotami procured from Northern Africa were not uncommon in the Roman spectacles.
hippopotami lay snorting unconcernedly in a stream that was crossed.
1560s, from Late Latin hippopotamus, from Greek hippopotamus "riverhorse" (earlier ho hippos ho potamios "the horse of the river"), from hippos "horse" (see equine) + potamos "river, rushing water" (see potamo-). Replaced Middle English ypotame (c.1300), which is from the same source but via Old French. Glossed in Old English as sæhengest.
Ypotamos comen flyngynge. ... Grete bestes and griselich ["Kyng Alisaunder," c.1300]