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Cuspid(upper)/canine(upper)/eyetooth
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Daud Deden
2018-09-29 19:11:08 UTC
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https://drvee.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/why-theyre-called-eye-teeth/
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Big fangs were status symbols both for many mammal species and for AMHs males in many tribes eg. Zomia men collected & pierced tiger fangs hung from necklaces and the pelt as a cloak.
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The connection of eyeteeth to maturing/emerging "wisdom" (end of completely ignorant suckling babyhood) parallels the rearmost molars (wisdom teeth) which emerge around puberty.
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Eyetooth = (upper) cuspid = (upper) canine
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Compare German "Augenzahn" "eyetooth"
Compare Croatian "očnjak", "eyetooth".
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Pain coming from the sinus cavities can be interpreted as eye pain. ... Tooth pain resulting from problems with the upper teeth may present as pain in the orbit or below the eye
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cuspid | Origin and meaning of cuspid by Online Etymology Dictionary
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cuspid
cuspid (n.) "a point," 1743, from Latin cuspis (genitive cuspidus) "point, pointed end," a word of unknown origin.

cusp | Origin and meaning of cusp by Online Etymology Dictionary
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cusp
cusp (n.) 1580s, in astrology, "first entrance of a house in the calculation of a nativity," from Latin cuspis "point, spear, pointed end, head," which is of unknown origin. Astronomical sense is from 1670s, "point or horn of a crescent."
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Did cuspid come from ancient word for sharp tips of crescent moon? Any connection to teats/teeth? Cupola? Couple? Xuambuatla/Chew-mottle?
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cuspid = long sharp saber-fang? cusp? or aspi or co-spear(s)?

It would be interesting if any AmerIndian languages have the same eye & fang name.

H/T MP
Daud Deden
2018-09-30 02:33:17 UTC
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Cuspid ~ cut.spit(wood), cuss.bit(sharp speech),
Cupid always with arrow,
Daud Deden
2018-09-30 16:43:36 UTC
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Cuspid ~ cut.spit(wood), cuss.bit(sharp speech),
Cupid always with arrow,
Cuspidor | Define Cuspidor at Dictionary.com
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/cuspidor

1779, a colonial word, from Portuguese cuspidor "spittoon," from cuspir "to spit," from Latin conspuere "spit on," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + spuere "to spit" (see spew).
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spew/spout (fount)/spit vs fart/***@Samoan/***@Mly/expulosion
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