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Etymology

September 2, 2013 by admin

The word “kitten” derives from Middle English kitoun (ketounkyton etc.), which itself came from Old French chitouncheton: “kitten”.[1]

The young of big cats are called cubs rather than kittens. Either term may be used for the young of smaller wild felids such as ocelotscaracals, and lynx, but “kitten” is usually more common for these species.

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