Antedating of "Cunnilingus"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Feb 11 15:04:30 UTC 2013

This extract also contains and even more substantial antedating of
_coprophagia_ (OED2 1906-).

Jesse Sheidlower

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 05:16:25PM +0000, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> cunnilingus (OED 1887)
> 1864 tr. Johann Ludwig Casper _A Handbook of Forensic Medicine_ III. 337 (Making of Modern Law)  So it is with these "unnatural forms of lewdness" referred to, which have been known from the earliest days, and described and lashed severely by the satirists.  And yet, so far as I know, throughout the whole animal kingdom, Cunnilingus alone, and perhaps Coprophagia, occur as forms of sexual gratification.
> Fred Shapiro

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