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Edited Mar 05, 2017, 18:19
Re: Neolithic women
Mar 05, 2017, 18:18
spencer wrote:
With no written record anything is possible, including, for example, on occasion the top dog at Ness of Brodgar being, for want of a better word, a bitch.

From Thesaurus.com
"bitch O.E. bicce, probably from O.N. bikkjuna "female of the dog" (also fox, wolf, and occasionally other beasts), of unknown origin. Grimm derives the O.N. word from Lapp pittja, but OED notes that "the converse is equally possible." As a term of contempt applied to women, it dates from c.1400; of a man, c.1500, playfully, in the sense of "dog." In modern (1990s, originally black English) slang, its use with reference to a man is sexually contemptuous, from the "woman" insult."BITCH. A she dog, or doggess; the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman, even more provoking"

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