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perfidy

Postby KatyBr » Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:39 am

perfidy
A noun
1 treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy

an act of deliberate betrayal
Category Tree:
act; human_action; human_activity
╚activity
╚wrongdoing; wrongful_conduct; misconduct; actus_reus
╚dishonesty; knavery
╚treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy
╚sellout
╚double_cross; double-crossing
2 perfidy, perfidiousness, treachery

betrayal of a trust
Category Tree:
abstraction
╚attribute
╚quality
╚infidelity; unfaithfulness
╚disloyalty
╚perfidy, perfidiousness, treachery
╚insidiousness
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I don't need to say more...

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:11 pm

Actually, I do want to say more, I see perfidy as breaking a trust through, treachery.

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Postby tcward » Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:39 pm

Perfidy has a history that BD should really love:

perfidy

1592, from M.Fr. perfidie, from L. perfidia "falsehood, treachery," from perfidus "faithless," from phrase per fidem decipere "to deceive through trustingness," from per "through" + fidem, acc. of fides "faith." The adj. perfidious is attested from 1598.


So the literal translation of the original Latin phrase incorporates that aspect of trust, as well...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:45 am

I do love it indeed. I wasn't aware of that. Thank you, Tim.

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Postby KatyBr » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:23 am

I appreciate that, Tim, I figured that the Fid part meant there was trust involved.

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