The Origin of the Word “Dolphin”


The name “dolphin” comes from the ancient Greek “delphis”, which means more or less “fish with a womb”.

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  • in thw greek language the word “brothers” translates to adelfi (a-delfi) meaning two persons that came from the same wound.

  • There is another explenation in albanian language. “Del-fin”, the word “del” means “goes out” and the word “futet” means “goes in”, also in albanian dialect “hin” means the same “goes in”. And this is what a dolphin does, goes out and in the water.
    Albanian language is a very old language, derived from Ilyrian’s language.