If porcine means pertaining to pigs, bovine pertaining to cows, and caprine pertaining to goats, what is the -ine word that denotes pertaining to sheep?

  • Perhaps sheepish? May 8, 2014 at 15:56
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    This is pretty much General Reference.
    – tchrist
    May 8, 2014 at 18:50
  • @T.E.D. No. It should be phrased: ... is there an -ine word meaning 'pertaining to llamas'? And since 'llama' is not from a classical root ... May 8, 2014 at 21:19
  • Why on earth do at least two people want to reopen this question? There's only one credible answer, and as @tchrist points out, it's remarkably easy to Google it. May 9, 2014 at 16:39

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Ovine means relating to or resembling sheep.

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    I can but sheepishly observe that the famous boreal sheep-cattle more commonly known as musk oxen are not ovine nor bovine but believe-it-or-else ovibovine critters — whereas pronghorns are not actually antilopine but antilocaprine ones, and even the familiar prancing mountain goats are neither ovine nor caprine beasts at all but are oreamnine ones instead.
    – tchrist
    May 8, 2014 at 18:46
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    @tchrist this comment made my head hurt..
    – Cruncher
    May 8, 2014 at 20:01

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