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#134089 - 10/14/04 08:23 AM recalcitrant
recalcitrant :- "1. Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance." AHD (< L re- 'again' + calcitro 'to kick' < calx 'heel')
"He was huge, deformed and lacking in fiber, moral or otherwise: mute, indocile, mulish, and constipated." Philokopros Skybalarch, Locus ipse stercoratissimus.
#134090 - 10/14/04 08:46 AM Re: recalcitrant
Loc: lower upstate New York
ROTFL! Love the source, all of which I understood except for Skybalarch; can you toss a pearl this way?
#134091 - 10/14/04 08:54 AM Re: recalcitrant
damn. where's that Latin dictionary?...
is Skybalarch related to O'Roseary?_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#134092 - 10/14/04 08:56 AM Re: recalcitrant
Thank you; you are too kind. Greek skubalon 'manure, dung'. The -arch has been debated for years: is it like the -arch in mensarch 'beginning' or the -arch in monarch 'ruler'?
#134093 - 10/14/04 09:00 AM Re: recalcitrant
I meant menarche, mensarch is a bouy's only boat, I think.
#134094 - 10/15/04 04:23 PM Re: recalcitrant
Loc: Worcester, MA
. Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance." AHD (< L re- 'again' + calcitro 'to kick' < calx 'heel')
Not from calculus = little stone, or am I just overworked and therefore too concrete and failing to see whimsy and humor where they are intended?
#134095 - 10/15/04 05:58 PM Re: recalcitrant
to see whimsy and humor
Calx 'heel' and calculus 'stone' are probably related as things that tread and things trodden upon respectively. Calx is cognate with heel also.
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