bastard


bastard
[13] The idea underlying the word bastard appears to be that of a child born of an impromptu sexual encounter on an improvised bed, for it seems to echo Old French fils de bast, literally ‘packsaddle son’, that is, one conceived on a packsaddle pillow. If this is the case, the word goes back to medieval Latin bastum ‘packsaddle’, whose ultimate source was Greek bastázein ‘carry’; this passed via Old French bast, later bat, into late Middle English as bat, which now survives only in batman [18]. The derived form is first found in medieval Latin as bastardus, and this reached English via Old French bastard. Its modern usage as a general term of abuse dates from the early 19th century. => BATMAN
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   An illegitimate child is probably so called because he was known in Old French as a fils de bast, 'son of the packsaddle.' He was thus not born legitimately in a bed. Mule drivers and other traveling people used a packsaddle as a pillow.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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