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Dreck m. 'Dirt, worthless stuff', ahd.-threc (in mūsthrec 'Mäusekot', ms. 12th century), mhd.drec (genitive dreckes) 'dirt, rubbish, excrement', mnd.drek, mnl. drec, nl.drek 'Exkremente, Fäulnis', afries.threkk, anord.þrekkr 'Dreck, Schmutz', Swedish Träck 'Kot' show (at least in the inflected forms) the affective aspects that can be observed more often in words for things that are despised and abhorrent Gemination (germ. * Þrekka-), see next to it aengl.þreax 'rot, rubbish, rubbish'. The German forms are combined with the Greek stergános (στεργάνος) 'dung, expulsion of people and animals, dirt' and the Latin stercus 'dung, fertilizer, dung', lit.ter̃šti 'dirty, dirty' and list them with these the extensions ie. * (s) terg-, * (s) treg- or * (s) terk̑- the root ie. * (s) ter- 'impure liquid, manure; sullied, rotten ’. The old meaning excrement, feces ’still lives in compounds such as mouse droppings (see above), devil's droppings (16th century), while shit dirt is more likely to be seen as an increase in dirt in the sense of“ worthless stuff, nothingness ”. dirty adj. (16th century), older dirty (15th century) ‘dirty’. Dreckfink m. ‘Schmutzkerl’ (DreckfinckeGoethe, 18th century), today mostly by children.