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#134089 - 10/14/04 12:23 PM recalcitrant  
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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 12:46 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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ROTFL! Love the source, all of which I understood except for Skybalarch; can you toss a pearl this way?


#134091 - 10/14/04 12:54 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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damn. where's that Latin dictionary?...

is Skybalarch related to O'Roseary?



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#134092 - 10/14/04 12:56 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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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 01:00 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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I meant menarche, mensarch is a bouy's only boat, I think.


#134094 - 10/15/04 08:23 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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. 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 09:58 PM Re: recalcitrant  
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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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