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excrement

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ɛkskɹəmənt/, 'ek-skr&-m&nt

Etymology 1

From French excrément, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] excrēmentum, from excernere (to excrete).

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  1. (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 97:
      A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand [...]. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] excrēmentum, from excrēscere (to grow out).

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  1. (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.

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