Re: ficken

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 51713
Date: 2008-01-21

It might be of some interest to mention here the interesting connections between penes and tails that may possibly exist. Most will be familiar with the dual meaning of German 'Schwanz'.
*peuk-, 'tail', of course, can be distinguished from *peug^-/k^-, 'stick', from which English 'fuck' is almost certainly derived.
But, 'fox' (from *peuk-) is used in English for a particularly sexually attractive female, which seems inexplicable from normal ideational associations with foxes. Foxes are associated only with devilish slyness, AFAIK; and redness.
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Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] ficken

On 2008-01-21 14:35, alexandru_mg3 wrote:

> Rom. puT& /puc&/ 'small penis' < Rom-Subtr. *putsa: < PIE *puk^-e-h2
> Marius
> P.S. No need for "the invented" Latin-form *pu:tium

Is it invented? It could easily have been abstracted from
<prae-pu:tium> . It's already there, so there's no need to invoke a
substratal word. It would only make sense if you had some damn good
independent evidence that such *puk^ah2 really existed.