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  1. Lilith_Duat

    Lilith_Duat Member

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    Looking for a word.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Lilith_Duat, Aug 31, 2015.

    Ok, so pig-like is porcine, cow-like is bovine, bear-like is ursine.
    But, what's goat-like?
    I want to describe a "goat-like" feature.
     
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    Bovidae / Bovid

    But I'd just go with 'goat-like' as it's far more descriptive and instantly puts an image in your head.
     
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    Thank you very much. I learned something today!
    But you're right. I'll go with goat-like since it's easily recognizable.
     
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    You could also go with quasi hircum. :)
     
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    Is pan-like any use?

    The issue with going too esoteric is losing your readers :D
     
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    It's 'caprine' :) (edit: think of 'capricorn')
     
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    Oh of course it is. Why didn't that occur to me?
     
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    Hircine is another word meaning goat-like, especially pertaining to smell.
     
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    The Tree of Life Web Project is a good source for animal classifications.

    Caprinae includes goats with a subgroup Ovine that refers to sheep.
     
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    Why didn't that come up in my searches??
     

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