Re: [tied] PIE root for "to fart"?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17230
Date: 2002-12-19

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From: "Alexander Stolbov" <astolbov@...>
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Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] PIE root for "to fart"?

> Are the corresponding forms in Russian <bzdet'> and <perdet'> ?
> The latter word means mainly a loud sound, but the former one first of all
> associates with a smell.
> Is the situation in other Slavic languages the same?

Yes, they are (cf. Pol. bz'dzic'/pierdziec'), and yes, the semantic division seems to be the same throughout Slavic.