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#14177 - 04/25/02 06:09 PM Re: Please give me a clue
Dear SilkMuse: I think "swine" goes back further than Germanic in origin: e.g. Latin "sus"
The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Pig. Contracted from *su-; probably a derivative of seu-1.1. Suffixed form
*su-no-. a. swine, from Old English swn, swine; b. keelson, from Old Norse
svn, swine. Both a and b from Germanic *swnam. 2. Suffixed form *su-k-. a. (i)
hog, from Old English hogg, hog, from British Celtic *hukk-, from Celtic expressive
form *sukko-, swine, snout of a swine; (ii) socket, from Anglo-Norman soc,
plowshare, perhaps from Celtic *sukko-; b. sow2, from Old English sugu, sow,
from Germanic *sug. 3. Basic form *s-. sow2, from Old English s, from
Germanic *s-. 4. soil2, from Latin ss, pig. 5. Hyades, hyena; hyoscine, from Greek
hs, swine. (Pokorny s-s 1038.)
#14178 - 04/25/02 11:30 PM Re: a clue
may we assume that "swine" means two pigs twisted together?
We may assume anything we please. Sometimes reality has a way of biting us where we least like it.
Geez, faldage, lighten up. As Connie said elsewhere, "It's a joke, son."
How come folks keep taking a bite out of a brand-new poster today? [3 times so far]
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