Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to sex or fornication (especially homosexual) between three or more people.

Etymologies

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From Latin spintria ("male prostitute"), from Ancient Greek σφιγκτήρ (sphinkēr, "something which binds"), referring to the anal sphincter.

Examples

  • For there are certain tempers of body which, matched with a humorous depravity of mind, do hath and produce vitiosities, whose newness and monstrosity of nature admits no name; this was the temper of that lecher that carnaled with a statua, and the constitution of Nero in his spintrian recreations.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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