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- n. An ivory phallus used in certain ancient erotic rites.
- From the Latin fascinum. (Wiktionary)
“Nts.X. 239 Of the penis succedaneus,. .which the Latins called phallus and fascinum, the French godemiché and the Italians passatempo and diletto (whence our ‘dildo’), every kind abounds.”
“There were said to be four qualities of touch, -- _calidus, humidus, frigidus, et siccus_, or hot, cold, moist, and dry, -- according to which persons were active or passive in the exercise of the fascinum.”
“It is a charm against fascinum, the evil eye: and hence name Fescennine.”
“The fascinum was worn suspended from the necks of women, and was supposed to possess magical powers; hence, to _fascinate_.”
“That the worship of the fascinum was in vogue during the eighth century [Y] in Italy and in other countries under the religious jurisdiction of the Pope, the following from the _Judicia Sacerdotalia”
“_Si quis praecantaverit ad fascinum, vel qualescumque praecantationes excepto symbolum sanctum aut orationem dominicam qui cantat et cui cantatur, tres quadrigesimas in pane et aqua poéniteat.”
“This very primitive type of song took its rise in Etruria; it derives its name from Fescennium, an Etrurian town, though others connect it with _fascinum_, as if originally it were an attempt to avert the evil eye.”
“ Others, again, explain _fascinum_ as = _phallos_, and regard the songs as connected with the worship of the reproductive power in nature.”
“Soter Kosmou, which the Latins called phallus and fascinum, [FN#409] the French godemiché and the Italians passatempo and diletto (whence our "dildo"), every kind abounds, varying from a stuffed "French letter" to a cone of ribbed horn which looks like an instrument of torture.”
“Hence to Lesbianise () and tribassare (); the former applied to the love of woman for woman and the latter to its mecanique: this is either natural, as friction of the labia and insertion of the clitoris when unusually developed, or artificial by means of the fascinum, the artificial penis (the Persian "Mayájang"); the patte de chat, the banana-fruit and a multitude of other succedanea.”
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