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#141984 - 04/14/05 12:07 AM Raised by wolves  
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Is there a word for this?


#141985 - 04/14/05 12:53 AM Re: Raised by wolves  
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pup.


#141986 - 04/14/05 12:56 AM 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...


#141987 - 04/14/05 01:18 AM 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.


#141988 - 04/14/05 02:03 AM 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... ;)


#141989 - 04/14/05 03:23 AM Re: Raised by wolves  
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this too shall pass
d'oh: wolf-children

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


#141990 - 04/14/05 09:59 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.

#141991 - 04/14/05 01:41 PM 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*


#141992 - 04/14/05 02:27 PM 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.

#141993 - 04/14/05 09:27 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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