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#141994 - 04/14/05 06:09 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Is there a word for this?

Mowgli


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#141995 - 04/14/05 06:22 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Would sumptin like edolupine do it?


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#141996 - 04/14/05 06:30 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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>Would sumptin like edolupine do it?

Nope. I asked a bunch of were-children if any of them had been actually raised by wolves. One raised her hand and said, "Ida Lupino." I even got it on film.


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#141997 - 04/14/05 08:27 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Is there a word for this?

Mowgli

or:

mowglified?




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#141998 - 04/14/05 09:00 PM Re: Ida Lupino
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I would like to say that I almost assassinated myself when I learned this was just a pun. Which is okay, I guess, since I'd have died to see the clip, too.


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#141999 - 04/15/05 01:48 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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Sorry, maverick, you're not the first to think of that.
From Livy's History of Rome:

Some think Larenta was called "lupa" by the shepherds because of her promiscuity and this is what gave rise to the story of the miracle. (my translation)

http://makeashorterlink.com/?G1F7414EA

From Plutarch's Life of Romulus:

But some say that the name of the children's nurse, by its ambiguity, deflected the story into the fabulous. For the Latins not only called she-wolves "lupae," but also women of loose character, and such a woman was the wife of Faustulus, the foster-father of the infants, Acca Larentia by name. (the Perrin translation)

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Romulus*.html

I suspect the Greek was a bit more explicit than just 'women of loose character', but as far as I know the Greek text isn't online, so I can't look it up.

The Lewis and Short Latin dictionary entry for 'lupa':
http://makeashorterlink.com/?P3D7264EA


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#142000 - 04/15/05 06:48 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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> not the first to think of that

Sorry, bing, I should have made myself clearer by saying it gave an understanding new to me ~ I am not surprised to find it was previously understood as ambiguous to say the least! The Romans to this day are a pragmatic people :)


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#142001 - 04/15/05 07:36 AM Re: Raised by wolves
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Funny how we're always told the wolf story at school and no-one mentions the alternative explanation.

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#142002 - 04/15/05 06:10 PM Re: Raised by wolves
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Getting back to the original question, Dr. Bill and I have been knocking things around offline and have come up with the Latin, lupalitus, from lupus, wolf, and alere, to feed, nourish, support, sustain, maintain. We haven't Englished it yet. Any help would be appreciated.


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#142003 - 04/15/05 06:22 PM lupalitus
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Going back to Roman roots, how about Englishing it as lupalatine?

Is Englishing it putting a spin on it?

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