scarabaeus

[ skar-uh-bee-uh s ]
/ ˌskær əˈbi əs /
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noun, plural scar·a·bae·us·es, scar·a·bae·i [skar-uh-bee-ahy] /ˌskær əˈbi aɪ/.

Origin of scarabaeus

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin; compare Greek kárabos kind of beetle
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scarabaeus

/ (ˌskærəˈbiːəs) /

noun plural -baeuses or -baei (-ˈbiːaɪ)

a less common name for scarab

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