In a children's story, people named a baby tapir "Tapete". Does the name carry a meaning of affection by changing the word tapir and making it sound cute? Or do they just want to name the baby tapir with the meaning of the word "mat"? Thank you!
I would imagine this is just a random name they chose to name it. It has no connection to the word "tapir" - if you make the diminutive of tapir to make it sound more "cute" that would probably be "tapirito" (not tapete).
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