Priapus definition

prī-āpəs
(greek & roman mythology) The god of procreation, guardian of gardens and vineyards, and personification of the erect phallus.
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A representation of a phallus.
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(class. myth., person, proper) A god, son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, personifying the male procreative power.
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An image of this god, often used as a scarecrow in ancient gardens.
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An image of the god Priapus, often used as a scarecrow in ancient gardens.
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A representation of a phallus.
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(Greek mythology) The son of Aphrodite and Dionysus, god of procreation, and guardian of gardens and vineyards; personification of the phallus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
priapus
Plural:
priapi

Origin of priapus

  • Latin Priāpus from Greek Priāpos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek Πρίαπος (Priapos).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek Πρίαπος (Príapos).

    From Wiktionary