cul

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See also: cúl, cùl, cûl, and cúl-

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin cūlus, from Proto-Indo-European *kuH-l-, zero-grade without s-mobile form of *(s)kewH- (to cover).

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Noun[edit]

cul m (plural culs)

  1. (anatomy) bottom, behind, butt
  2. (vulgar) anus
  3. (figuratively) the bottom, rear (of an object)

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *kʉl, from Proto-Celtic *koilos (thin) (compare Old Irish cáel, Welsh cul).

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Adjective[edit]

cul

  1. narrow

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cul, from Old French, from Latin cūlus, from Proto-Indo-European *kuH-l-, zero-grade without s-mobile form of *(s)kewH- (to cover).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cul m (plural culs)

  1. (anatomy, vulgar) butt, bum, ass, arse
  2. (vulgar) anus; arsehole; asshole
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Elle a treize ans et son frère quinze; ils vont chez un homme qui contraint le frère à foutre sa sœur, et qui fout alternativement en cul tantôt le garçon, tantôt la fille, pendant qu'ils sont aux prises ensemble.
      She's thirteen and her brother's fifteen; they go to a man who forces the brother to fuck his sister, and who fucks in the ass, in turn, the boy and the girl, while they both struggle together.
  3. (figuratively) the bottom, rear (of an object)
  4. (informal) sex; sexual intercourse
    Le cul mène le monde.
    Sex rules the world.
  5. (informal, France) good luck or fortune
    Ils ont du cul.
    They are lucky.
  6. (France, slang) roach (butt of a marijuana cigarette)

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French coille, from Latin cōleus.

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Noun[edit]

cul m

  1. a testicle, male genital ball
  2. a vegetal reproductive bulb
  3. a marble (for games)
  4. the male member, penis

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • cul”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • cul”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin cūlus.

Noun[edit]

cul m (plural culs or culs)

  1. (vulgar) arse; ass; anus

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Mirandese[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

cul m (feminine cula, masculine plural culs, feminine plural culas)

  1. Contraction of cun l (with the).

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cul m (plural culi)

  1. Alternative form of cuło

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *kʉl, Proto-Celtic *koilos (thin) (compare Old Irish cáel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cul (feminine singular cul, plural culion, equative culed, comparative culach, superlative culaf)

  1. narrow

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cul gul nghul chul
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.