The Wednesday Word - hircine

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Wednesday 7 August 2013

Today’s word is hircine, which means being a goat, resembling a goat, smelling like a goat or strangely enough to be lustful or libidinous. I am not sure how those definitions fit together, but I am going to stick to the goaty definition.

Here is my quote for it:

“He not only had a hircine beard, tangly and unkempt, but a hircine stench seemed to follow him, or his beard, around.”

Feel free to let me know if you ever come across a word you think may be appropriate for this part of my blog.


KIM said...

Goats were traditionally associated with lasciviousness -- think satyrs and much of Greek mythology.

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