Talk:fundament

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Anus[edit]

I don't believe the word fundament refers specificly to the anus. Any citation on that? All the usage I've ever seen would be more in line with buttocks than anus. The sense is of a broad base, a foundation, with the sense of sitting always implied, not an orfice, and nothing to do with excretion, which is the sense of anus. Ragityman 09:40, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

  • From the OED (online) - The lower part of the body, on which one sits; the buttocks; also, the orifice of the intestines, the anus. In birds, the vent. SemperBlotto 09:48, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

I removed "rfv-sense" tag on the anus definition, as it seems well supported by quotes. It would be good to know if this usage is uncommon or archaic. -- Thinking of England 05:57, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

RFV[edit]

This term was sent to RFV, and the discussion has been archived at Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011 or Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more. - -sche (discuss) 05:42, 1 April 2012 (UTC)