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Old 09 May 2012, 08:42 PM
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Comment: I came across a graphic claiming that the word '****' derives from
the name of an 'Oriental Great Goddess' called Kunda or Cunti, as do the
words 'country,' 'kin' and 'kind.' You can see it here:



It sounds totally bogus to me - I looked up etymologies and could find no
links (except between 'kin' and 'kind'), and Googling this Great Goddess
yields nothing but pages repeating this story.
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Old 09 May 2012, 08:51 PM
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The OED says:
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Pronunciation: /kʌnt/ Etymology: Middle English cunte, count(e), corresponding to Old Norse kunta(Norwegian, Swedish dialect kunta, Danish dialect kunte), Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kunte< Germanic *kuntōnweak feminine; ulterior relations uncertain.
The Indo-European root seems lost.
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Old 09 May 2012, 09:33 PM
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In Tamil, Kunda means pot/vessel and is also used as a slang term for vagina. It's related to Kundalini, which normally resides in your Kunda. In Tamil, the K sound is a tad bit softer than in English. So, the way native speakers say Kunda is somewhat between how English speakers would say Cunda and Kunda.

Also, the vulgar term for vagina is "Choot" in Hindi. No idea if it shares any roots with ****.

None of those 2 words are used to refer to Goddesses.

There is a mythological character named Kunti, who is the mother of the Pandavas. Again, not a goddess, she is the mother of what you would normally consider Heroes. She is somewhat related to Krishna though. Don;t remember the specifics.
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I haven't heard of "Swedish dialect kunta" before, but somewhere in the back of my mind there is the word "kutta" with the same meaning.
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I haven't heard of "Swedish dialect kunta" before, but somewhere in the back of my mind there is the word "kutta" with the same meaning.
And "cut" in Dutch. Dutch Band Golden Earring called one of their albums "Cut" knowing it was inoffensive in English (they sing in English), but offensive in thier native tongue.
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. So, the way native speakers say Kunda is somewhat between how English speakers would say Cunda and Kunda.
They would say them differently?
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Also, the vulgar term for vagina is "Choot" in Hindi. No idea if it shares any roots with ****.
On behalf of all Australian snopesters, thanks for the giggle.
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I haven't heard of "Swedish dialect kunta" before, but somewhere in the back of my mind there is the word "kutta" with the same meaning.
My thoughts exactly.
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