Interesting Words of Brutes

By Xah Lee. Date:

Here's a short collection of interesting words for animals with designations of sex, age, purpose from human animal's perspective.

  When did the tiger's young ones teach the dam?
  O, do not learn her wrath- she taught it thee;
  The milk thou suck'dst from her did turn to marble,
  Even at thy teat thou hadst thy tyranny.
  Yet every mother breeds not sons alike:
  [To CHIRON]  Do thou entreat her show a woman's pity.
    —Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus ]

younglings:


Sex

  To-morrow, and it please your Majesty
  To hunt the panther and the hart with me,
  With horn and hound we'll give your Grace bonjour.
    —Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus ]

some rare names

2004