priapean

noun, often capitalized pri·a·pe·an \¦prīə¦pēən\
variants: or

Priapean

Definition of priapean

plural

-s

  1. :  a verse in classical poetry composed of a glyconic followed by a pherecratic

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Origin and Etymology of priapean

Late Latin priapeius (from Latin, of Priapus) + English -an; from the meter having been used in Roman poems to Priapus


Priapean

adjective Pri·a·pe·an \¦prīə¦pēən\

Definition of Priapean

  1. 1 :  priapic

  2. 2 or priapean :  of or relating to a priapean

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Origin and Etymology of priapean

Latin priapeius of or relating to Priapus (from Greek priapeios of Priapus, from Priapos Priapus, Greco-Roman god of procreation and fertility) + English -an


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