origins of "Squid"

GPO87

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Does anyone know where the name squid came from? I mean if we have an octopus, wouldn't biologists have named our resisdent ceph friend the decapus? Maybe the has been posted already... if it is, sorry, but I look forward to anyones reply
 


erich orser

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That's better than what I've been able to find, WK - all I've got at arms' length is the Richard Ellis list of foreign language names for giant squid!
 

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