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Etymology of the Word "Cat"

According to the Wiktionary entry of the English word "Cat" (for domestic felines, etc.) it is originally derived from the Late Egyptian "čaute", feminine of "čaus 'jungle cat". I guess the Hebrew word for Cat, "Chatul" has a similar origin, and I never noticed the similarity between the two words until I've read the etymology in the Wiktionary. There are similar words in other European languages: the French chat, and the German "Katze", and the Arabic word for Cat is Qitt.

Make sure you avoid a useless use of "cat"

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