Lexeme – Index

Language Form Meaning Grammar Note
Portuguese novilho

young bull, young ox

m Details
Sanskrit vatsatará-

young bull; young goat

m Details
Irish lao

young calf

m Details
Bulgarian álne

young chamois

f Dialectal Details
Middle French poulet, poulette

young chicken, young hen, young fowl

m,f "Compare post-classical Latin pulletus (c1284–1583 in British sources), Old Occitan polet young chicken (Occitan polet), Catalan pollet (late 14th cent.)" (OED). Details
Latin pullus

young chicken; young of an animal, esp. young cock, hen; foal

m "Compare post-classical Latin pulletus (c1284–1583 in British sources), Old Occitan polet young chicken (Occitan polet), Catalan pollet (late 14th cent.)" (OED). Details
Classical Greek dámalis, damálēδάμαλις, δαμάλη

young cow

f Details
Dutch maal

young cow

Compare OFrk. māla 'cow'. Uncertain etymology. Possibly of PIE origin and linked with Gr. μῆλον 'small cattle, sheep and goats' < PIE(?) *meh₁lo- 'small cattle' (Beekes). Details
Classical Greek elápʰionἐλάφιον

young deer, deer calf

n Details
Middle Welsh elein, alanet

young deer, doe, hind-calf

(meaning taken from an associated Word List Item)
Details
Classical Greek kemásκεμάς

young deer, young dog, pricket

f Details
Classical Greek skýlaxσκύλαξ

young dog, puppy

m,f Etymology uncertain. Details
Old Irish óisc

young ewe

f Details
Shughni giǰ

young female goat

f Details
Norwegian (Bokmål) gimmer

young female sheep

m,f Details
Gothic mawi

young girl

Details
Proto-Jabutí *nũnɨka

young girl

Port. menina
Etimologicamente relacionada com *nunɨ 'seios, peito' Details
Middle Breton menn

young goat

"menn, g. cheureau, l. caprillus" (Catholicon 1464) Details
Middle Welsh myn

young goat, kid

m Details
Classical Greek éripʰosἔριφος

young goat, kid

m,f Etymology unclear. Beekes notes the resemblance to ἔλαφος 'deer' and a number of other deer- or animal-related words in Greek, including ἐρῑνεός 'wild fig', in which "an old word for 'buck' has... been supposed". Beekes also notes a resemblance with OIr. erp 'goat, deer' probably < PCelt. *erbā-. He states that Arm. oroǰ 'agnus, agna' < *er-oǰ, Arm. erinǰ 'young cow' and Lat. ariēs, -ētis, U erietu 'arietem' are "much farther away" from the Greek. Details

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