glubo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *glewbʰ- (to split).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active glūbō, present infinitive glūbere, perfect active glūpsī, supine glūptum

  1. (Literally) I strip the bark from a tree, I peel, I shuck
  2. (Obscene) I peel back the foreskin of, I "shuck" the penis (Catullus infamously used "glubit" in this obscene sense in Catullus 58: "Nunc in quadriviis et angiportis/glubit magnanimi Remi nepotes" - "Now in the crossroads and alleyways/she peels the grandsons of brave Remus")

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • glubo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers