MONKEY , a
See also:term apparently applicable to all members of the
See also:order PRIMATES (q.v.) except man and perhaps the larger apes . In zoology it may be used in this wider sense, as inclusive of all the Primates except man and lemurs; but it may also be employed in a more restricted application, so as to denote all ordinary " monkeys " as distinct from baboons on the one
See also:hand and the tail-less man-like apes on the other . The word appears in
See also:English first in the 16th century . The Low-German version of Reynard the
See also:Fox (Reinke de Vos, 1479) calls the son of
See also:Martin, the
See also:ape, Moneke; and the French version has Monnekin, Monnequin; these are apparently Teutonic diminutives of a word for ape which occurs in several Romanic
See also:languages, e.g . Fr. monne, It.
See also:manna, &c .
MARIA MONK (c. 1817—1850)
WILLIAM COSMO MONKHOUSE (1840—1901)
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