Note 034
From Chapter 47 of the Decline & Fall

Ancient GreekDeipara: as in zoology we familiarly speak of oviparous and viviparous animals. It is not easy to fix the invention of this word, which La Croze (Christianisme des Indes, tom. i. p. 16) ascribes to Eusebius of Caesarea and the Arians. The orthodox testimonies are produced by Cyril and Petavius, (Dogmat. Theolog. tom. v. l. v. c. 15, p. 254, etc.;) but the veracity of the saint is questionable, and the epithet of Ancient Greekso easily slides from the margin to the text of a Catholic MS.

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