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Medieval Cat Names: In medieval England domestic cats were known as Gyb, the short form of of Gilbert, and also popular for individual pet cats. Meanwhile in France they were called Tibers or Tibert. Other names for cats included Mite, who prowled around Beaulieu Abbey in the 13th century, and Belaud. Old Irish legal texts refer to several individual cats and names them: Meone (little meow); Cruibne (little paws); Breone (little flame, perhaps an orange cat), and Glas nenta (nettle grey)

incenseandcandles: “wardeyne-of-fabels: “ MEDIEVAL CAT NAMES In medieval England domestic cats were known as Gyb – the short form of of Gilbert – and that name was also popular for individual pet.

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A male cat on the prowl - medieval illumination from "De medicina ex animalibus" - Bodleian Library, MS.

This image is from an illuminated manuscript that dates to around the year 1310, about 700 years ago.  With a bit of a wardrobe change it could be any spindler and her cat today.

They've ALWAYS been "helpful" - a cat holds wool for a woman winding thread - medieval illustration from the "Maastricht Hours" (Book of Hours) - British Library, Stowe MS Folio

Кот из Псалтири Латтрела / BL Add MS 42130, f.13r. Date 1325-1340. 'The Luttrell Psalter'. Title: Psalter with calendar and additional material. The British Library

Кот из Псалтири Латтрела / BL Add MS Date 'The Luttrell Psalter'. Title: Psalter with calendar and additional material. The British Library

From Nyan cat to leaping feline fails the airborne moggie is quite rightly a harmless obsession for those who create internet memes.

'Rocket cats': Warfare manual showing 16th-century weaponry puzzles experts

A cat & bird wearing flaming packs attack a city under siege from a 1584 artillery manual University of Pennsylvania

Medieval strange cat

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catsnail book of hours (‘The Maastricht Hours’), Liège century (British Library, Stowe fol.

‘A cat with a mouse’ from Book of Hours (the ‘Harley Hours’) (England, Last quarter of the 13th century), shelfmark Harley 928 f. 44v, © British Library Board.

A cat with a mouse in the margin of the “Harley Hours” (a Book of Hours). Public Domain, via the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

musical cat from book of hours, France 15th century. New York Public Library, MA 47, fol. 29r

hudy-gurdy cat 2 see also: much cuter hurdy-gurdy cat book of hours, France century. New York Public Library, MA fol.

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