catgut

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly an abbreviation of the word cattlegut. Alternatively, it may derive by folk etymology from kitgut or kitstring — the word kit, meaning fiddle, having at some point been confused with the word kit for a young cat.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkætˌɡʌt/
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Noun[edit]

catgut (countable and uncountable, plural catguts)

  1. (countable) A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, especially of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc.
  2. (uncountable) The material from which such cords are made.
  3. (uncountable) A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Books: (1894) G. S. Davis, "Therapeutic Gazette" (2013-10-11)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

catgut c

  1. (medicine) catgut

Declension[edit]

Declension of catgut 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative catgut catguten
Genitive catguts catgutens