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Old English cealf, from Proto-Germanic *kalƀaz (cf. Dutch kalf, German Kalb, Danish kalv), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷolbʰo 'womb, animal young' (cf. Ancient Greek (Hesychius) δολφός (dolphós) 'womb', Avestan garəwa Patrono:Rfscript 'uterus', Sanskrit गर्भ (gárbha) 'womb'), from the base *gel- 'to swell'.

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Calf

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calves or calfs

Calf (plural calves or calfs)
  1. A young cow or bull.
  2. A young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals).
  3. A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
  4. A small island, near a larger island.
  5. A cabless railroad engine
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Old Norse kálfi, from Proto-Germanic *kalƀōn (cf. German dial. Kalb 'muscle'), derived from calf1; see above.

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Calf

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calves or calfs

Calf (plural calves or calfs)
  1. (anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
  2. The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
    • 1988, Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", Ironman 47 (6): 28-34.
      Sure, his calves are a little weak, but the rest of his physique is so overwhelming, he should place high.
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calf n.

  1. calf

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Dutch: kalf

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