Last modified on 12 August 2014, at 00:25
See also: Puer and Pu'er

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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from French.

NounEdit

puer (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly historical) Canine faeces used as a lye in tanning.
    • 1903, Henry Richardson Proctor, The principles of leather manufacture, page 174:
      [] The bacteria of fresh dog-dung were not found to possess a satisfactory puering effect, but those from dung with had been fermented a month (as in practice) have a result nearly equal to actual puer.
    • 2009, Tony Covington, Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather, page 166:
      [] it was about 50 years before the use of puer was discontinued, at least in Europe.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French puir, from Vulgar Latin *putio, from classical Latin putere, the infinitive of puteō. The change from -ir to -er can also be seen in words such as contribuer (Old French contribuir, Latin contribuere).

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puer

  1. (intransitive) to stink, to smell (bad)

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LatinEdit

puerī indī (Pakistani boys)

EtymologyEdit

Derived from Proto-Indo-European *pu-.[1] Cognate to Oscan 𐌐𐌖𐌂𐌋𐌖𐌌 (puklum), Ancient Greek παῖς (paîs, child).

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NounEdit

puer m (genitive puerī); second declension

  1. a boy
  2. a male servant
  3. a bachelor
  4. (in the plural) children
  5. vocative singular of puer

DeclensionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative puer puerī
genitive puerī puerōrum
dative puerō puerīs
accusative puerum puerōs
ablative puerō puerīs
vocative puer
puere
puerī

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  1. ^ “puerile” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2