pezd- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root pezd-: feist, pedicular, petard.


To fart.

1. Suffixed form *pezd-i-. feist from Old English fīsting, a breaking wind, and Middle English fisten, to fart, from Germanic *fistiz, a fart.
2. petard from Latin pēdere, to fart.
3. Perhaps Latin pēdis, louse (? < "foul-smelling insect") pedicular1

[Pokorny pezd- 829, 2. peis- 796.]

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