coitus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin coitus.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊ.ɪ.təs/, /ˈkɔɪ.təs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɪ.təs/, /ˈkoʊ.ɪ.təs/

Noun[edit]

coitus (uncountable)

  1. The coming together of male and female sex organs, sometimes in the act of sexual procreation; the male's penis is inserted into the female's vagina, usually until orgasm and ejaculation of semen occur; copulation.
    • 2006 October 2nd, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory, “Pilot”, screenplay (revised first draft), act one, scene A (page 26):
      Wolowitz:   Hang on. There really is a lady here?
      Leonard:   Uh-huh.
      Wolowitz:   And you want us out because you’re anticipating coitus?
      Leonard:   No, she’s just a friend.
      Wolowitz:   So she’s available for coitus?
      Leonard:   No, she’s – –

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From past participle of coīre (to copulate), from co- (together) + īre (to go, come).

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Noun[edit]

coitus m (genitive coitūs); fourth declension

  1. union; meeting

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative coitus coitūs
genitive coitūs coituum
dative coituī coitibus
accusative coitum coitūs
ablative coitū coitibus
vocative coitus coitūs