ithyphallic

adjective

ithy·​phal·​lic ˌi-thi-ˈfa-lik How to pronounce ithyphallic (audio)
1
: of or relating to the phallus carried in procession in ancient festivals of Bacchus
2
a
: having an erect penis
usually used of figures in an art representation
b

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin ithyphallicus, from Greek ithyphallikos, from ithyphallos erect phallus, from ithys straight + phallos phallus

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ithyphallic was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Ithyphallic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ithyphallic. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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