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Cave canem!

I received a email today asking when the Spanish word perro (dog) replaced can, a word for dog derived from the Latin canis, which appears in the name Canary Islands, (Islas Canarias in Spanish). The Spanish word perro first appeared in the Diccionario de la Real Academia EspaƱola in 1737 [source]; was originally pejorative [source] […]

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