See also: Puer, pür, and Pu'er

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Perhaps from French.

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puer ‎(uncountable)

  1. (chiefly historical) Dung (of dogs, fowls, etc) used in tanning, after applying lime, to soften skins.
    • 1842, The Penny Magazine, May 212/1:
      A solution called the ‘pure’ or the 'pewer' (having never seen the word written.., we must spell it as pronounced) is prepared in a large vessel, and into this the skins are immersed.
    • 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

From Proto-Indo-European *ph₂wero, from *peh₂w-. Cognate to Oscan 𐌐𐌖𐌂𐌋𐌖𐌌 ‎(puklum), Ancient Greek παῖς ‎(paîs, child).

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puer m ‎(genitive puerī); second declension

  1. a child
  2. a boy
  3. a male servant
  4. a bachelor
  5. boyhood (ex: in puero, "in his boyhood" or "as a boy")

DeclensionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative puer puerī
genitive puerī puerōrum
dative puerō puerīs
accusative puerum puerōs
ablative puerō puerīs
vocative puer1 puerī

1May also be puere.

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ReferencesEdit

  • puer in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • puer in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • puer in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • from youth up: a puero (is), a parvo (is), a parvulo (is)
    • a boy ten years old: puer decem annorum
    • to entrust a child to the tuition of..: puerum alicui erudiendum or in disciplinam tradere
    • to teach children the rudiments: pueros elementa (prima) docere
    • (ambiguous) to leave one's boyhood behind one, become a man: ex pueris excedere
  • puer in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
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