Talk:fenek

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Etymology[edit]

Superficially resembles فنك (fanak), which in English became fennec. Perhaps where I would have expected the Arabic to be "finik", a Maghrebi-dialectal 'a' was pronounced 'e'. But even then, the only things fennecs and rabbits have in common are their small size and big ears. Maybe a shift in meaning? "big-eared little furry animal" lol — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 20:06, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

It's not unheard of. English changed the word hound from a general word for dog to a specific class of them. Reidca 21:58, 4 November 2011 (UTC)