Caut vs Caput - What's the difference?
As a verb caut
is (obsolete|done by a panther) emit a call in the manner of a panther.
As a noun caput is
(anatomy) the head.
(obsolete, done by a panther) Emit a call in the manner of a panther.
* 1688 , Randle Holme, The Academy of Armory, or A Storehouse of Armory and Blazon , volume 2, page 134, column 2
(obsolete) (in figurative extension)
* 1722 May 2nd, Ebenezer Elliston, “The La?t Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezer Elli?ton” in Mi?cellanies (ed. Jonathan Swift, pub. 1751, volume nine, fifth edition),
- A Panther Cauteth, which word is taken from the sound of his voice.
- If I have done Service to Men in what I have ?aid, I ?hall hope I have done Service to God; and that will be better than a ?illy Speech made for me, full of whining and cauting, which I utterly de?pi?e, and have never been u?ed to; yet ?uch a one I expect to have my Ears tormented with, as I am pa??ing along the Streets[.]
†caut, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd ed., 1989
(anatomy) The head.
(anatomy) A knob-like protuberance or capitulum.
The top or superior part of a thing.
(UK) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.
- Your caputs and heads of colleges.