The true meanings of dirty words. Those who watch the concerts of Mikhail Zadornov repeatedly hear about that. That our language is the most sacred, but now we began to forget the original meanings of words. There are very, very many reasons for this ...
In modern language, we often use abusive expressions and do not even suspect that the original meanings of these curses were completely different! Want to know what words like "Idiot", "Infection", "Scoundrel", etc. really mean? Then read on!
The origin of the word is eminently noble. The Greek "Idiots" meant not a fool at all, but "a private person". In the language of the Byzantine Christian clergy, this word denoted a layman, a non-churchman, and since the laity was not respected, the word acquired a negative connotation.
It came from the "volokha" (shepherd). So if they called the "Shepherd of the Heavenly King", this is even a compliment.
In Old Russian "massive block", "rock".
In Polish it meant "simple, commonplace".
The word came from Latin and means: peasant, village dweller.
The word came from Latin and means: Christian.
Derived from the Germanic "Skat". It originally meant money, wealth, treasure.
In ancient Russian, this was the name for people who gathered (that is, got lost) in a certain place. This word is cognate with the word "volost".
Means: a recruit unfit for military service.
If a girl had been called that way 250 years ago, she would not have been offended, but would have thanked for the compliment. In those days, the phrase "What an infection you are!" meant "What a charm you are, charm itself!"
This word had nothing to do with the face. That was the definition of a neat, tidy person. Now there is only one "slob" left, and for some reason the antonym has acquired a completely unexpected meaning.