22 December 2013
whisker is viboke
Word derivation for "whisker"
Basque = bibote (whisker, mustache)
Finnish = viiksi (whisker, half of a mustache) (mustache is viikset)
Miresua = viboke
Another Finnish word for whisker is viiksikarva, where karva means hair, fur.
The Basque word for whisker, bibote, is from the Spanish word for mustache and whisker, bigote.
Whiskers, the plural, such as of a cat, will be viboket. This word will also mean mustache. By the way, there are other words in Basque and Finnish for hair in a beard or sideburns.
In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Queen of Hearts shrieked out, "Turn that Dormouse out of court! Suppress him! Pinch him! Off with his whiskers!"