priapean

1 of 2

noun

pri·​a·​pe·​an
¦prīə¦pēən
variants or Priapean
plural -s
often capitalized
: a verse in classical poetry composed of a glyconic followed by a pherecratic

Priapean

2 of 2

adjective

Pri·​a·​pe·​an
¦prīə¦pēən
1
2
or priapean : of or relating to a priapean

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Adjective

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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“Priapean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/priapean. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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