Notes on linguistics and cognition
As somebody points out in the commentary, the singular (nominative) form of fæces is fæx. The interesting thing is that it did not mean shit in Latin, but most a euphemism for it in Medical (Medieval) Latin. The two most common words for the substance under discussion in Classical Latin are stercus and merda.
zmjezhd, thanks for the additional info. My Latin is, ahem, non-existent.
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