Vulpine meaning

vŭlpīn
Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox.
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Cunning; clever.
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Of or like a fox or foxes.
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Clever, cunning, etc.
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Pertaining to a fox.
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Having the characteristics of a fox, foxlike; cunning.
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Any of certain canids called foxes (including the true foxes, the arctic fox and the grey fox); distinguished from the canines, which are regarded as similar to the dog and wolf.
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A person considered vulpine (cunning); a fox.
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Origin of vulpine

  • Latin vulpīnus from vulpēs fox wl̥p-ē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 ἀλώπηξ (alōpÄ“ks), Armenian Õ¡Õ²Õ¸Ö‚Õ§Õ½ (aÅ‚uÄ“s), Albanian dhelpër, Lithuanian vilpišỹs (“wildcat"), Sanskrit लोमाश (lomāśa, “jackal, fox").

    From Wiktionary