Caut vs Caput - What's the difference?

caut | caput |

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
  • A Panther Cauteth, which word is taken from the sound of his voice.
  • (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), pages 19–20
  • 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.
  • * Lamb
  • Your caputs and heads of colleges.