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  • n. The cutting of beards; shaving.


pogono- +‎ -otomy (Wiktionary)


  • One of the examples Blount uses is "pogonotomy," a word for "shaving." Site Feed

  • "Okay, pogon is the Greek for 'beard,' but pogo evokes possum and 'a toy for jumping around on '(OAD) - hence a reader would be excused for assuming that pogonotomy means removal of a possum or a pogo stick from the body." Site Feed


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  • Interesting use of gentile in definition 2, I wonder what historical relevance it has.

    December 29, 2007

  • 1. Cutting the beard or shaving one's facial hair.
    2. What the Greeks used to call the gentile art of self-shaving

    December 28, 2007