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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to author Roby Sweet. Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Friday, January 17, 2014

How Do You Say “Cat” in Latin?

We cats share an ancient lineage and we occasionally enjoy being spoken to in an ancient language. So today I, Miss Cuddlywumps, shall teach you humans two Latin words for “cat.”

  • The first word is cattus, which I have been informed is Late Latin for “cat.”
  • The second word is feles, Latin for “cat, wild cat, marten, ferret.”

 Why the ancient Romans did not bother to distinguish the noble cat from some scruffy little ferret I do not know. I have never quite understood the Romans.

Nevertheless, you now have two new words with which to impress your cat. Please use your new knowledge to impress your cat today; he or she has been waiting so long to see you do something—anything—impressive.

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