The word saurus means lizard.
A creation seminar: dinosaurs today --
This make sense to me... For some reason evolutionary biologists say most dinosaurs were the size of a chicken
I do not have primary sources for works cited yet
Zoom dinosaur, Dinosaur Questions
"Question #10: What does dinosaur mean and how are dinosaurs named?
Answer: Sir Richard Owen coined the word dinosaur, meaning "fearfully great lizard," in 1842. In Greek, deinos means "fearfully great" and sauros means "lizard."
Naming Dinosaurs: Newly discovered dinosaurs are named by the discoverer or by the paleontologist who determines that it represents a new genus (or species). There are many different ways to choose a dinosaur name. Sometimes the dinosaur is given a name that describes something unusual about it's body, head, or feet. Some are named after the location where they are found, their behavior, size, or in honor of a person. The name has to be approved by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature."
Here is another page with anonymous quote:
Deinos Sauros='fearfully Great Lizard' -- Lizards Still Alive Today...lizards
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:44 PM
I was trying to classify a 'dinosaur'. There are saber tooth tigers, whoolly mammoths, Megladon etc. with ancient animals it can get confusing Found an AiG article on the word tannin that I thought was neat and might help others: www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v7/n1/tannin-hebrew-mean
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