Horny
Anarchist
Where did the word 'horny' come from?
AdSumADS
"Horny" came from "horn" in the 1300's and is simply its adjectival form. I presume, however, that the question is meant to elicit some explanatory force betwixt the sense of sexual arousal and a state of being like a horn. The idea is that erectile tissues which respond to arousal are hard as horns are hard. It may also ring for a native speaker of the language that the phallus is horn shaped and that a satyr has horns and is renowned for its amorous nature.
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