sexual intercourse that is physically painful or difficult
Origin of dyspareuniaModern Latin from dys- + Classical Greek pareunos, lying beside from para, beside (see para-) + eun?, bed
Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
Origin of dyspareuniadys- Greek pareunos lying with ( para- beside, with ; see para- 1. ) ( eunē bed )
- (medicine) Painful or difficult sexual intercourse, especially in women.
From dys- + Ancient Greek πάρευνος (pareunos, “lying beside, lying with”) + -ia.