Definición de hippocamp en Inglés


Pronunciación /ˈhɪpə(ʊ)kamp/


  • A mythical creature with the head, neck, shoulders, and forelegs of a horse, and a body ending in the tail of a fish or dolphin; = "hippocampus".

    In classical Greek and Roman art and literature, hippocamps are frequently described or depicted as pulling the chariot of, or being ridden by, the god Poseidon or Neptune, and other sea gods, nymphs, etc.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Browne (1590/91–?1645), poet. From classical Latin hippocampus.