puti, noun

Forms:
Also poetie, pooti.
Origin:
seTswana
obs.
The common duiker (see duiker sense 1 b), Sylvicapra grimmia.
[1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 204The Baquas give the following names to animals...duiker pooti.]
1857 D. Livingstone Missionary Trav. 56Other animals, such as the düiker (Cephalophus mergens) or puti (of the Bechuanas)..are..able to subsist without water for many months at time living on the bulbs and tubers containing moisture.
[1940 P.R. Kirby Diary of Dr Andrew Smith II.The names, in modern spelling..are as follows...duiker photi.]
1941 A.G. Bee Kalahari Camp Fires (1943) 63Khama’s folk revered the ‘poetie’ or duiker (a small antelope very common and very cunning in South Africa).
The common duikerduiker1 b, Sylvicapra grimmia.
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