- of or like a fox or foxes
- clever, cunning, etc.
Origin of vulpineClassical Latin vulpinus, foxlike from vulpes, a fox
- Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox.
- Cunning; clever.
Origin of vulpineLatin vulpīnus from vulpēs fox ; see w&llowring;p-ē- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more vulpine, superlative most vulpine)
From Latin vulpinus (“foxy, fox-like"), from vulpÄ“s, earlier volpÄ“s (“fox"), from Proto-Indo-European *wl(o)p- (“fox"). Cognate with Welsh llywarn (“fox"), Ancient Greek á¼€Î»ÏŽÏ€Î·Î¾ (alÅpÄ“ks), Armenian Õ¡Õ²Õ¸Ö‚Õ§Õ½ (aÅ‚uÄ“s), Albanian dhelpÃ«r, Lithuanian vilpiÅ¡á»¹s (“wildcat"), Sanskrit à¤²à¥‹à¤®à¤¾à¤¶ (lomÄÅ›a, “jackal, fox").