Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Suilline

Suilline simply means of the pig family. You know, like feline for cats, caprine for goats, equine for horses and supine for blocked writers.

12 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - I didn't know the word ...lovely picture of the Tamworths though ... with all this rain and clouds of grey - you're probably right to be supine - or may be you are far, far away where the sun does shine! Cheers Hilary

Maria said...

I've never heard that word before either...
Been a while since I've seen any piggies close up - I might have to visit a farm park to rediscover them again.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I learned something new. I can go home now.

Maria Perry Mohan said...

The Hindi word for pig is suar, so that makes sense....

Patsy said...

We had rain yesterday, Hilary but it's sunny again now.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so, how is that different from porcine...

Patsy said...

They're nice creatures.

Patsy said...

I'm pleased to have furthered your education.

Patsy said...

Maybe both words have the same origin?

Patsy said...

The spelling?

Frances Garrood said...

That's a new on one me, Patsy. Where does porcine fit in?

Patsy said...

I can't find any difference in meaning between the two, Frances.