- Classical Mythology. a god of male procreative power, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.
- (lowercase) a phallus.
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Examples from the Web for priapus
Why not hang him in an orchard, like a wooden Priapus, to frighten the birds?Thais
As there was a cult to Priapus, so there was an equally strong cult to Diana.Greener Than You Think
Priapus was a god to the ancients—to the people of the Middle Ages he was a saint.Religion and Lust
Go where we will, we find no statues of Priapus and the Nymphs.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)
John Addington Symonds
The temples are desecrated, and the holy ganders of Priapus slain!The Death of the Gods
- (in classical antiquity) the god of the male procreative power and of gardens and vineyards
- (often not capital) a representation of the penis
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