American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology The god of procreation, guardian of gardens and vineyards, and personification of the erect phallus.
- n. An image of this god, often used as a scarecrow in ancient gardens.
- n. A representation of a phallus.
- Latin, from Ancient Greek Πρίαπος (Priapos). (Wiktionary)
- Latin Priāpus, from Greek Priāpos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As He says this, Satan appears, classical in red skin, immense priapus, horns, snake tail, black mustache and goatee, Modest Moussorgsky playing Night on Bald Mountain behind him.”
“Who first carried a priapus through the streets, and fixed one like a knocker at the door?”
“This position of the fingers was supposed to represent the buttocks with a priapus inserted up the fundament; it was called "Iliga," by the Spaniards.”
“I am, however, not envious of the hits you're going to get with repeated mentions of priapus, muppets and cream cheese in this post not to mention the naked dancing boys in your corner of heaven.”
“The paperweight on his desk, for instance, was not a simple, inert rock but a tiny priapus carved from stone.”
“Wrote one Arizona pioneer who had buried his share of settlers, “A favorite mode of mutilating a dead body is to ornament the mouth with the emasculated priapus.””
“His sister took more of the paternal priapus in her mouth, and pushing her head to and fro, frigged it deliciously by the double action of her lips and tongue.”
“A mercury cannot be made of every wood (bvt priapus may).”
“This priapus-worship, then, is older than history.”
“But it must be based upon popular ignorance: the private parts of the monkey although they erect stiffly, like the priapus of”
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