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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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Etymology

Old English ærs, ears, from Proto-Germanic *arsaz. Cognate with German Arsch and with Old French arce or arse. Ultimatey from Proto-Indo-European *orse (backside, buttocks) (according to Julius Pokorny and Carl Darling Buck).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
arse

Plural
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  1. (mainly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The buttocks.
  2. (mainly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An insulting or derisive term for a person.

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Verb

Infinitive
to arse

Third person singular
arses

Simple past
arsed

Past participle
arsed

Present participle
arsing

to arse (third-person singular simple present arses, present participle arsing, simple past and past participle arsed)
  1. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be silly, act stupid or mess around.
    Stop arsing around!
  2. (slang) To have the effort to do something.
    I can't be arsed to write that essay for tomorrow.
    I couldn't be arsed to write that essay for tomorrow.

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Italian

Verb

arse [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|arse]]

  1. Third-person singular indicative past historic of ardere.

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