foundling

[found-ling]
noun
an infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English found(e)ling. See found1, -ling1

fondling, foundling.
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foundling (ˈfaʊndlɪŋ)
 
n
an abandoned infant whose parents are not known
 
[C13: foundeling; see find]

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foundling
"deserted infant," c.1300, from M.E. founden "found," pp. of finden (see find) + dim. suffix -ling.
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