Re : [Lambengolmor] Re: _Ingwe_: A Possible Quenya Word for "Insect"?
>French uses a canineNo, not the French, who are quite unaware that "chenille" is etymologically
> metaphor instead, _chenille_ 'caterpillar' deriving from Latin
> _canicula_ 'little dog', dim. of _canis_ 'dog'.
related to dog, chien in French. It is the Romans of the IV century or so
who thought that the _head_ of a caterpillar looked like a *bitch*. Anyway,
*canicula "young bitch" is unattested, it is Vulgar Latin.