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Sexual Etymology: Ejaculate and Cum

by Jason Stotts There are many words in our language to describe orgasm, but two of the more etymologically interesting are “ejaculate” and “cum.” Ejaculate – 1578, “emit semen,” from L. ejaculatus, pp. of ejaculari, from ex- “out” + jaculari “to throw, dart,” from jaculum “javelin,” from jacere “to throw.” Only other surviving sense is “exclaim suddenly” (1666). (ejaculate) Interestingly, until […]