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Etimoloji [ -"flI ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English buterflie, butturflye, boterflye, from Old English butorflēoge, buttorflēoge, buterflēoge, perhaps a compound of butor- 'beater', mutation of bēatan 'to beat', and flēoge 'fly'.Donald A. Ringe, A Linguistic History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (Oxford: Oxford, 2003), 232. More at beat and fly. Alternate etymology connects the first element to butere (“butter”), as the name may have originally been applied solely to butterflies of a yellowish or butter-coloured blee. This may have merged later with the belief that butterflies ate milk and butter (compare Middle High German molkendiep (“butterfly”, literally “milk-thief”); Modern German Molkendieb), or that they excreted a butter-like substance (compare Middle Dutch boterschijte (“butterfly ”, literally “butter-shitter”)). Compare also Middle Dutch botervliege (“butterfly”) (Dutch botervlieg), German Butterfliege (“butterfly”). More at butter, fly.