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gymnopodia #133921
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gymnopodia :- "1. Going about barefooted. 2. The condition of being an imbecile." The usual state of the inhabitants of Antichthonia. Noëtallodeter Kenkhros, Aux chiottes, ou les putaines sous les lèvres.


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jheem,

Will you break down the gymno part of gymnopodia to make the connection to barefoot? The podia part is clear, but the 'bare' part I can't figure out. Thanks.


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The gymno- part means 'nekkid', as in gymnasium, 'place where y'all run round nekkid'. E.g., "Let's all go down to the White Dog Gym and get cynical."


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Yup. Faldage's got it: it means 'naked footed', but so does 'bare footed'.


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So Satie's Gymnopodiae refers to a bunch of imbeciles? Or naked feet?


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Or naked feet?

Gymnopodie would refer to bare feet, I'm assuming, since the imbeciles meaning came after Satie [1866-1925].


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Thanks for clearing up the naked part.

When I look at one bare foot, do I see a gymnopodius?


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gymnopodius

I think what you're seeing is either one gymnopus or two gymnopodes. When I look at Satie (not satay), I see a gymnopodiste. Another great gym word is: gymnosperm 'a plant whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary', e.g., a pine tree.


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Gymnosperm! Fabulous!

Back to gymnopus. That sounds like a blank sheet of paper, if you get my drift.


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if you get my drift

Then the plural would be gymnopera, but seriously one oughtn't to mix Greek and Latin roots.


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