Andrey (azangru) wrote,

The F-word

Сведения от оксфордских лексикографов:

The earliest evidence [of the word "fuck"] found so far is in Latin, and comes from a manuscript presumably written in England and dating from 1500 or slightly earlier. But the text is a) in code and b) in a mixed Latin-and-English context: Non sunt in cœli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk. The string 'gxddbov' can be read by replacing each letter with the one before it in the alphabet (i.e. 'fuccant'). This has a Latin third-person plural ending. This usage implies but does not show the pre-existence of the word in English.

Латинское начало фразы: Non sunt in coeli, quia... означает, что на небо не попадают те, которые... Которые fuccant, значит. Жалко, оксфордцы не привели расшифровку трех последних слов.

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