Latin raptor, thief
- A bird of prey.
See bird of prey
As used in the novel (and subsequent motion picture) w:Jurassic Park|Jurassic Park; shortened from Velociraptor.
- One of a family of carnivorous dinosaurs having tearing claws on the hind legs.
''See velociraptor for translations
- thief, robber, plunderer
rapere to seize or carry off
raptare to ravage or drag off