The Alternative Latin Dictionary: culus

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Entry definition

culus etymology From Proto-Indo-European *kuH-l-, zero-grade without s-mobile form of *(s)kewH-. Cognates include Old Irish cúl, Lithuanian kẽvalas 〈kẽvalas〉 and indirectly Old English hȳd (English hide). Related to obscūrus and cutis. pronunciation
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  1. (vulgar) The anus, arse; the posterior, buttocks
    • quotationCatullus, Carmina, 97
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  • Aromanian: cur
  • Asturian: culu
  • Catalan: cul
  • Corsican: culu
  • Dalmatian: čol
  • French: cul, culotte
  • Friulian: cûl
  • Galician: cu
  • Ido: kulo
  • Istro-Romanian: cur
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  • Italian: culo
  • Megleno-Romanian: cur
  • Occitan: cuol
  • Portuguese: cu
  • Romanian: cur
  • Romansch: tgil, tgigl, chül
  • Sardinian: colu, cu, culu
  • Sicilian: culu
  • Spanish: culo
  • Vegliot: čol
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