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Kiss


~ KISS  id+ | LIP OR ORAL CONTACT |    also
^u      GREETING ADORATION or REVERENCE
  synonym see> OSCULATE   see> OS
  hx> KISSING HAS A LONG AND COMPLEX HISTORY
      A LIP TO LIP KISS is
  different from a                              sug> PASSION
  LIP TO NON LIP KISSING as in                  sug> AFFECTION
  maxim> KISS THE GROUND YOU WALK ON            sug> SALUTE
  note TONGUE KISSING or see> CATAGLOTTISM      sug> TOUCH
  hx> NON EROTIC KISSING IS                     sug> SEDUCTIVE
      A VIGOROUSLY INGRAINED HABIT AMONG        sug> MORES
  ARAB AND SLAVIC PEOPLE RECENTLY REINTRODUCED  sug> ROTE
  TO WESTERN EUROPE                             sug> MODERN
  THE MEANING OF KISSING IS SHIFTING FROM       sug> TOUCH
  BEING AN AFFECTIONATE GESTURE TOWARD          sug> CARE
  AN INCREASINGLY AGGRESSIVE SEXUAL ACT         sug> ASSERT
  as per VIOLENCE PRONE MARKETING BY HOLLYWOOD  sug> MERCENARY
  note how INCREASINGLY LIP SUCKING is          sug> DESIRE
       represented as KISSING                   sug> EROTIC
  med>  THE CUPID BOW DENOTES                   sug> CUPIDITY
        THE OUTLINE OF THE                      sug> CARESS
        UPPER LIP MUCOSA or VERMILION           sug> COMPRESS
  myth> FROM THE CUPID BOW FLY                  sug> VERGE
        LOVE DARTS or ARROWS                    sug> FLEE
        FLY TOWARD THOSE ABOUT TO               sug> EMBRACE
        BECOME " LOVE SICK "                    sug> AMOUR
  as in " BLOW A KISS "                         sug> FLEET
  Hittite KUWASS = KISS                         sug> HUG
  ukr     CZILYJ    WHOLE  COMPLETE
        POCHZILUJ   KISS
          CZIL      GOAL  AIM
  lat   OSCULARI    KISS
        OS          MOUTH
        BASIUM      idem
  sp    BESO        idem
  ply> | TO KISS IS A WHOLE COMPLETE GREETING INCLUDING
         A SALUTE  AN APPRECIATION or DEEP AFFECTION |
  lit+ " MY LIPS
         TWO BLUSHING PILGRIMS READY STAND
         TO SMOOTH THAT TOUCH ROUGH
         WITH A TENDER KISS ... "
         in Romeo and Juliet by William SHAKESPEARE [#]
  lit+   Venus orders Mercury to find Psyche
         " ... THE REWARD OFFERED IS ...
         SEVEN SWEET KISSES FROM THE MOUTH ... {of Venus}J
         AND ONE EXQUISITELY DELICIOUS THRUST OF
         HER HONEYED TONGUE BETWEEN HIS PURSED LIPS "
         in " Cupid and Psyche " [23]   which is reflected by
  art> BRONZINO in his "Allegory of Love and Time"  see> ALLEGORY
       showing VENUS KISSING AND THRUSTING HER TONGUE BETWEEN THE
  LIPS OF CUPID held by the National Gallery in London
  see> OSCULATE
  see> CATAGLOTTISM

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