lapian

lapian, wk.v: to lap with the tongue; to take up (liquid) with the tongue, lap, lick up or drink up greedily. (LA-pi-ahn / ˈla-pɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of a cat lapping milk from a bowl held by a grinning monkey.
Trivulzio Book of Hours. Flanders, c. 1470. Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, SMC 1, f. 110v. [discardingimages.tumblr.com]

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