[Ads-l] Heard: _cush_ "vulva"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 7 13:29:47 UTC 2016

Well, given a choice between 'money' and the below, and given that 'vagina' is often (as, I warrant, here) used for 'vulva', I believe sense (2) (with the second of the three subsenses) is the relevant one rather than sense (1).  I should note that HDAS does not provide a gloss for the non-'money' sense, but has "see 1965 quot.", which is the cite from Trimble's _Sex Words_ reproduced below.  Partridge's 1967 DSUE 6th ed., which suggests the Arabic source, glosses it as 'female genitalia'.  


> On Jun 7, 2016, at 2:13 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:03 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>> ... the relevant sense ... 'copulation; vagina; female as sex object'
> Why do you think that this is "the relevant sense"? I don't share your
> opinion, clearly.
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