[prahy-ey-puh s]


Classical Mythology. a god of male procreative power, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.
(lowercase) a phallus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of priapus

  • Why not hang him in an orchard, like a wooden Priapus, to frighten the birds?


    Anatole France

  • As there was a cult to Priapus, so there was an equally strong cult to Diana.

  • Priapus was a god to the ancients—to the people of the Middle Ages he was a saint.

  • Go where we will, we find no statues of Priapus and the Nymphs.

  • The temples are desecrated, and the holy ganders of Priapus slain!

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

British Dictionary definitions for priapus



(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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