Σάββατο, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Etymology of fart

Origin of fart
The word fart (a flatus expelled through the anus) comes from the Old English verb fert-en, which, most likely, derives from the ancient Greek verb perd-ome (fart).

In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)
a) perdome: fart (v) [πέρδομαι]
b) porde: fart (n) [πορδή]
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Η λέξη fart (πέρδομαι) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό ρήμα πέρδομαι.

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_duif είπε...

There is a very serious thinking error running through several of the posts on this site... it's not because a Germanic (for instance) word is *cognate* with a Greek word, that it *derives* from it. It's preposterous to say that 'fart' *comes from* Greek 'perdein', when of course the fact of the matter is that both are derived from the same common ancestor - a completely different proposition.
This reminded me of the father in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' who was convinced every English word was derived from Greek, and made up the most far-fetched, unfounded etymological connections.