Priapus


Priapus
Synonyms and related words:
Ashtoreth, Astarte, Baal, Cailleac, Ceres, Demeter, Dionysus, Faunus, Frey, Isis, Pan, Vidar, Vitharr, aphrodisiomaniac, corn spirit, dirty old man, eroticomaniac, erotomaniac, faun, fertility god, field spirit, forest god, goat, gynecomaniac, lecher, old goat, panisc, panisca, paniscus, satyr, silenus, sylvan deity, the goat god, vegetation spirit, whoremaster, whoremonger

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Priapus — Priapus, in alter Mythologie Feldgott, als Symbol der Fruchtbarkeit mit aufgerichtetem Phallus dargestellt, im Volksglauben Schützer der Gärten gegen Diebe u. Vögel. Priapeia, Sammlung kleiner obscöner röm. Gedichte, wahrscheinlich von mehren… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Priapus — [prī ā′pəs] n. [L < Gr Priapos] 1. Gr. & Rom. Myth. a god, son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, personifying the male procreative power 2. [p ] PHALLUS (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Priapus — For the ancient city in Asia Minor, see Karabiga. Priapus Fresco of Priapus, House of the Vettii, Pompeii. Minor rustic fertility god, protector of flocks, fruit plants, bees and gardens …   Wikipedia

  • PRIAPUS — I. PRIAPUS Liberi patris et Veneris fil. quem superstitiosa antiquitas hortorum praesidem credidit, addo et portuum. Leonidas vetus poeta: Ταῦθ᾿ ὁ Πρίηπος ἐγὼν ἐπιτέλλομαι ὁ λιμενίτης. De quo vide Voss. de Idol. l. 2. c. 7. et Dempster. ad Rosin …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • priapus —    an erect penis    Priapus was the Pan of Mysia, usually depicted in such a condition:     He threatened her with a priapus that had already once inflicted upon her an almost mortal wound. (Nabokov, 1968)    Rarely used as a mild male insult,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Priapus — /pruy ay peuhs/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a god of male procreative power, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite. 2. (l.c.) a phallus. * * * Greek god of animal and vegetable fertility. He was represented in a caricature of the human form, grotesquely… …   Universalium

  • Priapus — Pri|a|pos, Pri|a|pus (griech. röm. Mythol.): Gott der Fruchtbarkeit. * * * Priapus,   griechisch Prịapos, griechischer Mythos: Fruchtbarkeitsgott vorgriechischer Herkunft, dessen ursprünglich im Hellespont (besonders in Lampsakos) heimischer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Priapus — Priapos Fresko, Haus der Vettier in Pompeji Priapos (griechisch Πρίαπος, auch latinisiert Priapus), Sohn des Dionysos und der Aphrodite war in der griechischen Mythologie ein Gott der Fruchtbarkeit, u …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • priapus — noun /pɹaɪˈeɪpəs/ An image of the god Priapus, or of a penis …   Wiktionary

  • PRIAPUS —    an ancient deity, the personification of the generating or fructifying power, and worshipped as the protector of flocks of sheep and goats, of bees, of the vine and other garden products; a worship known as the Priapus worship prevailed… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Priapus — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Priapos Date: 14th century a Greek and Roman god of gardens and male generative power …   New Collegiate Dictionary