चालीसपद vs शतपाद

El Ganador

Senior Member
India - Hindi and English
Apparently there are two words in Hindi that mean 'centipede'.

चालीसपद means 'forty feet'

शतपाद means 'hundred feet'

The latter comes from Sanskrit, and I can't find the etymology of the former.

My question is, is there a difference as to when these words are used to describe the animal called a 'centipede' in English, or are they synonyms?
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