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#141984 - 04/13/05 08:07 PM Raised by wolves
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Is there a word for this?


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#141985 - 04/13/05 08:53 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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pup.


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#141986 - 04/13/05 08:56 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Is there a word for this? Yep: feral.
Edit: confess I'm wondering if there is someone in particular who sparked this question...


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#141987 - 04/13/05 09:18 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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I don't think 'feral' is it. Looking for something more specific to wolves. It was a question raised on another board and I thought just maybe tsuwm would deign to make an appearance and have the word right on the tip of his pen.


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#141988 - 04/13/05 10:03 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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I can only grab at phrases like wolverine fostering - do you know for sure there is one dedicated word, Fong? Unless it's romulan... ;)


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#141989 - 04/13/05 11:23 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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d'oh: wolf-children

"Stories of feral children, as opposed to wolf children, have gained wider acceptance." - Cecil/Straight Dope


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#141990 - 04/14/05 05:59 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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I'm not sure, but I think the word being looked for is for the process rather than the recipients. It's in the Vocabula Forum and the asker is sure that there's a 'hip' root involved, whatever *that means, but I didn't want to mention that for fear of prejudicing the jury. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've known, e.g., "All I remember is it starts with an 'S' Right! Carpathians!"

Edit: Double D'oh! It's not a 'hip' root, it's a 'lup' root. Cramped font, yeah, that's it. It was in a cramped font.

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#141991 - 04/14/05 09:41 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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It would make sense if it did. I didn't feel like taking the time, but if you want to you can see if any of the list of words-that-begin-with-lup that Onelook gave me is what you're looking for:
http://www.onelook.com/?w=lup*


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#141992 - 04/14/05 10:27 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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actually, I had the notion that it was on the lupa- (from L. lupus) model; imagine my surprise when I looked up lupanar.

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=lupanar

but see lyco- too, from the Greek root lykos.

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#141993 - 04/14/05 05:27 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Excellent - gives a whole new meaning to the mythology of the birth of Rome!


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