Caut vs Cauf - What's the difference?

caut | cauf |

As a verb caut

is (obsolete|done by a panther) emit a call in the manner of a panther.

As a noun cauf is

a chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water or cauf can be .




  • (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 ----



    Etymology 1

    Originally a misspelling of , of which (term) remains a homophone. (rfimage)


  • A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
  • * 1926 : Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, Reports , volume 2, unknown page (Executive Committee)
  • The live fish is now kept in the cauves until sold for consumption in the home-country or abroad.
    * Glossographia; or, A Dictionary Interpreting the Hard Words of Whatsoever Language, Now Used in Our Refined English Tongue'', by (1662?; in 1670 Ed.)
    , a little trunk or chest with holes in it, wherein Fishermen keep Fish alive in the water, ready for use. * “ †cauf]” listed in the [2nd Ed.; 1989

    Etymology 2

    Phonetic respelling.


  • * 1845 : Charles Rogers, Tom Treddlehoyle’s Thowts, Joakes, an Smiles for Midsummer Day , pages 40–41
  • An estimate at traffick hez been made be sum foaks, at wor set ta tack noatis, an it appear’d, bit average a wun month, thear wor enter’d Pogmoor an Hickam, fifteen wheelbarras, nine turnap rowlers, eighteen cauves , six sither grinders, wun wattar barril, nine haulin-horses, two pol’d cahs, three pair a cuts, wun hearse, sixteen dogs, three sheep, fourteen coil-carts, thurty mules, twenty-five geese, an three pigs.
    * Publications of the English Dialect Society, volume 52 (1886), page 26]
    CAUF, CAUVES. — Common pronunciation of Calf, Calves: as “I’d been to serve the cauves;” “She’s gotten a quee cauf[.” English terms with multiple etymologies ----