Blackbuck antelope of India
Blackbuck antelope of India
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A bull sable antelope among the trees in the African savanna

An antelope is a member of a number of even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.

Antelopes comprise a wastebasket taxon (miscellaneous group) within the family Bovidae, encompassing those Old World species that are not cattle, sheep, buffalo, bison, yaks, or goats; even so, antelope are generally more deer-like than other bovids. A group of antelope is called a herd.[1]


Illustration from The History of Four-footed Beasts (1607)

The English word "antelope" first appeared in 1417 and is derived from the Old French antelop, itself derived from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, which in turn comes from the Byzantine Greek word anthólops, first attested in Eustathius of Antioch (circa 336), according to whom it was a fabulous animal "haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long, saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees".[2] It perhaps derives from Greek anthos (flower) and ops (eye), perhaps meaning "beautiful eye" or alluding to the animals' long eyelashes. This, however, may be a later folk etymology. The word talopus and calopus, from Latin, came to be used in heraldry. In 1607, it was first used for living, cervine animals.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wildsbok
العربية: ظبي
asturianu: Antílope
azərbaycanca: Antilop
беларуская: Антылопы
brezhoneg: Antilopenn
català: Antílops
čeština: Antilopa
dansk: Antiloper
Deutsch: Antilope
eesti: Antiloobid
Ελληνικά: Αντιλόπη
español: Antílope
Esperanto: Antilopo
euskara: Antilope
français: Antilope
Gaeilge: Antalóp
Gàidhlig: Antalop
galego: Antílope
한국어: 영양 (동물)
Hawaiʻi: ʻAnekelopa
հայերեն: Այծքաղներ
hrvatski: Antilopa
italiano: Antilope
עברית: אנטילופות
ქართული: ანტილოპები
қазақша: Бөкендер
Kongo: Nkabi
Кыргызча: Бөкөндөр
кырык мары: Антилопа
лакку: Антилопа
Latina: Dorcas
latviešu: Antilope
лезги: Антилопа
lietuvių: Antilopė
magyar: Antilop
Bahasa Melayu: Antelop
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဒရယ်ငယ်
Nederlands: Antilopen
नेपाल भाषा: तेन्हु
日本語: レイヨウ
Nordfriisk: Antiloopen
norsk: Antiloper
norsk nynorsk: Antiloper
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Antilopalar
polski: Antylopa
português: Antílope
română: Antilopă
Runa Simi: Antilupi
русский: Антилопы
Sängö: Vôngu
Scots: Antelope
shqip: Antilopa
Simple English: Antelope
Soomaaliga: Deero
српски / srpski: Антилопа
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Antilopa
suomi: Antilooppi
svenska: Antiloper
Tagalog: Antilope
தமிழ்: மறிமான்
татарча/tatarça: Yor
తెలుగు: జింక
Türkçe: Antilop
удмурт: Антилопа
українська: Антилопи
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: بۆكەن
Tiếng Việt: Linh dương
粵語: 羚羊
Zazaki: Antilop
中文: 羚羊