[ prahy-ey-puhs ]
/ praɪˈeɪ pəs /
Classical Mythology. a god of male procreative power, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.
(lowercase) a phallus.
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How to use Priapus in a sentence
There was the rose, and beneath it, springing from the same mould, was this diabolical offering to Priapus.
I must also mention another Priapus, of fine marble, which was discovered at a depth of 13 meters (42 feet).
This is entitled Sacrifizio di Priapo, and represents a female offering to Priapus.
Is the Priapus of the priests less obscene than the Priapus of the players?
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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