mentula

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentula.

Noun[edit]

mentula (plural mentulas or mentulae or mentulæ)

  1. A penis.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      He, watchman of gardens, keeps evil away with his mentula up, warding off blight and thieves, garlanded with figs and grapes.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a diminutive of mens (mind) or menta (mint stalk). Other sources see it as coming ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *men-, cognate with emineō (I project) and mōns (mountain).

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Noun[edit]

mentula f (genitive mentulae); first declension

  1. (vulgar) dick, cock (obscene word for the penis)
    • Catullus, Carmina, 29
      ut ista vestra diffututa mentula
      ducenties comesset aut trecenties?
  2. vocative singular of mentula

mentulā

  1. ablative singular of mentula

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mentula mentulae
genitive mentulae mentulārum
dative mentulae mentulīs
accusative mentulam mentulās
ablative mentulā mentulīs
vocative mentula mentulae

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References[edit]

  • mentula in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879