caprine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caprīnus.

Adjective[edit]

caprine (comparative more caprine, superlative most caprine)

  1. Of or relating to goats.
  2. Goatlike.

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Noun[edit]

caprine (plural caprines)

  1. Any of certain caprids (including sheep) that are regarded as being similar to the goat; any member of the tribe Caprini.
    • 2008, Charles R. Peters, et al., 3: Paleoecology of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, A. R. E. Sinclair, Craig Packer, Simon A. R. Mduma, John M. Fryxell (editors, Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics, page 77,
      By the late Holocene, most archaeological sites in the central Rift Valley display a significant pastoralist occupation and are dominated by cattle and caprines, while others preserve an abundant wild grassland fauna with substantial numbers of cattle and caprines (Gifford, Isaac, and Nelson 1980).
    • 2010, Aharon Sasson, Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel: A Zooarchaeological Perspective on Livestock Exploitation, Herd Management and Economic Strategies, page 47,
      For instance, the graph of the Early Bronze Age sites shows that the relative frequency of caprines in regions 1, 2, and 3 does not differ significantly.
    • 2011, Joy McCorriston, Pilgrimage and Household in the Ancient Near East, page 123,
      Middle seventh-millennium BC domesticated caprines near the Red Sea coast may be introductions from across the Red Sea or along its coastal margins from the north (Vermeersch et al. 1994: 39), perhaps emphasizing the Red Sea littoral as a distinctive cultural area rather than a barrier or route to somewhere else.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caprine f

  1. feminine form of caprin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caprine

  1. feminine plural of caprino

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caprīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of caprīnus