Latin "feles" = 'cat'

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Anthony Appleyard
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Latin "feles" = 'cat'

Post by Anthony Appleyard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:32 pm

I saw a guess recently that Latin "feles" = 'cat' came from Indo-European for "that which breeds". Likely, referring to the amount of kittens that cats can produce if allowed. But how likely is this etymology guess?

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