Contributions to Zoology, 77 (3) - 2008Gerhard Scholtz: Scarab beetles at the interface of wheel invention in nature and culture?

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1. The Dutch word ‘wentelteefje’ refers to French toast.

2. It is tempting to suggest that the modern words ‘chafer’ (English) and ‘Käfer’ (German) for beetles are derived from the name of this Egyptian deity, but this seems not entirely sure (see Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, online: October 2008).