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Petters

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

North German: patronymic from the personal name Petter.

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Pets

Michael MacKinnon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 5996 words.

This chapter examines pet-keeping in Graeco-Roman antiquity. It analyses evidence drawn from images of animals from ancient art and material culture, references to animals in ancient texts...

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PETS

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 17 words.

Pet Travel Scheme. Applies to the import of cats and dogs into the UK. See quarantine.

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pets

Sheila White and Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 528 words.

Pets (companion animals). Animals were kept, inside and outside the house, as pets and for show, from early times. *Dogs that fed from their master's table are mentioned by *Homer (Od. 17. 309) and...

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Pet

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

Short form of Petula, in part influenced by the common affectionate term of address ‘pet’, derived from the vocabulary

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pets

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 254 words.

Animals were kept, inside and outside the house, as pets and for show, from early times. Dogs that fed from

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pets

Sheila White and Simon Hornblower.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 478 words.

(companion animals). Animals were kept, inside and outside the house, as pets and for show, from early times. dogs that

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pets

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 493 words.

(companion animals). Animals were kept, inside and outside the house, as pets and for show, from early times. *Dogs

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pets

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 267 words.

By c.1840 the habit of pet keeping was spreading rapidly from the aristocracy to the middle class; dogs, cats,

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Petter

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 271 words.

Variants: Petters

Current frequencies: GB 161, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 248 • Main GB location 1881: Sussex,

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