Word of the Day / Dagdegan: How Linguists Writhed Over a Nice Hebrew Word for Clitoris

The Hebrew Academy shuddered at using a word related to 'tickle' for clitoris, yet that happened.

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In 1533, the translator Nathan Hameati sat in his room in Rome, quill in hand, peering over a manuscript of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, the world’s most...