Talk:Whore (disambiguation)

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Origin

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Historians believe "Whore" was originated during the prehistoric times of the Indo-Europeans. The prehistoric Indo-European root *kā which meant to like, or to desire. From the root *kā came the stem *kāro, which helped derive the prehistoric common Germanic word hōraz that had the meaning “one who desire, or adulterer”. Now lets take a look at the feminine forum of hōraz; hōrōn. This was the main stepping-stone to the creation of the old English words “hore”, and “harlot”. The Old English definition of “hore” is a person who is considered to be sexually promiscuous, accepts payment in exchange for sexual relations, and compromises one’s principles for personal gain. A “harlot” was a biblical term used in the bible to describe people who pursued the act of prostitution. The present day spelling and definition of whore correlates directly to "hore" and "harlot". [1]

References

  1. ^ "whore." American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 20 Oct. 2015

Changing the header to make it make sense

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Shouldn't it be "A whore is a derogatory term for prostitute."?

I'd edit it myself but I'm unable to since the page is semi-protected. Wafflbaum (talk) 18:51, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

I second Wafflbaum above – it would make more sense grammatically. 2A00:23C5:50E8:EE01:CCAC:CD8A:B512:4030 (talk) 18:54, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
I agree with Wafflbaum, weird why it's prostitution. 77.105.19.237 (talk) 18:58, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done Tollens (talk) 21:03, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply