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[found-ling] /ˈfaʊnd lɪŋ/

an infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian.
an abandoned infant whose parents are not known

“deserted infant,” c.1300, from Middle English founden “found,” past participle of finden (see find (v.)) + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Dutch vondeling, German Findling.


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