Friday, July 17, 2009


salacious \sə-ˈlā-shəs\ adjective: 1. arousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination; lascivious, 2. lecherous, lustful

Etymology: Latin salac-, salax, from salire to move spasmodically, leap

The closest word Italian has in meaning to the English word salacious is lascivo, obviously a cognate to the English lascivious. The Italian descendant of the Latin salire is saltare, and it still means “to jump.”

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