penis

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See also: pénis, pênis, and Penis

English

Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes-. Displaced native English pintle.

Pronunciation

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A human penis with labelled parts: shaft, foreskin, meatus, glans

Noun

penis (plural penises or penes)

  1. (anatomy) The male sexual organ for copulation and urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum).
    • Robin Williams:
      See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
    • 1994, Lisa Kemler, Newsweek, 1994-01-24, page 19:
      A life is more valuable than a penis.
    • 1998, Collecting Mark Twain: A History and Three New Paths, Kevin Mac Donnell, Firsts Magazine, Inc.
      By early November, the sheets of HUCK FINN were being forwarded for binding, and within a week or two it was discovered that the illustration at page 283 had been altered in the master plate to make it appear as if Uncle Silas was exposing his penis. Twain would be amused to know that this may be the first time the word "penis" has ever been used to describe the alteration to this plate; the euphemisms and delicate phrasings employed by previous bibliographers to avoid stating the obvious are impressive.
    The female clitoris is homologous to the male penis.

Usage notes

The hyperforeign Latinate penii is occasionally used as the plural in modern English.

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Afrikaans

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Noun

penis (??? please provide the plural!)

  1. penis

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m (indefinite plural penisë, definite singular penisi, definite plural penisët)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    A ka rëndësi madhësia e penisit tim?
    Does the size of my penis matter?

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Azeri

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Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnis]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

penis (definite accusative penisi, plural penislər)

  1. penis

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Catalan

Verb

penis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of penar

Czech

Etymology

From Latin pēnis.[1]

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Noun

penis m

  1. (anatomy) penis

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External links

  • penis in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • penis in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

References

  1. ^ penis in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2007

Danish

Etymology

From Latin penis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes- (penis).

Noun

penis c (singular definite penissen, plural indefinite penisser)

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m (plural penissen, diminutive penisje n)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Sorry dat mijn grote penis je liet schrikken.
    Sorry my big penis scared you.

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Esperanto

Verb

penis

  1. past of peni
    • 1910, E. L. Kearney (tr.), “1. Mirinda Falego!”, in La Aventuroj de Alicio en Mirlando[1], Edinburgh: Turnbull and Spears, translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
      Kaj ŝi penis imagi al si la aspekton kiun kandelflamo havas post kiam oni estingis ĝin!
      And she tried to imagine the look that the flame of a candle has after it is exinguished.

Finnish

Noun

penis

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pes-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πέος (péos), Sanskrit पसस् (pásas).

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Noun

pēnis m (genitive pēnis); third declension

  1. (archaic) tail
  2. (anatomy) the penis, male sexual organ
  3. (figuratively) lust
  4. genitive singular of pēnis
  5. vocative singular of pēnis

Inflection

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pēnis pēnēs
genitive pēnis pēnium
dative pēnī pēnibus
accusative pēnem pēnēs
pēnīs
ablative pēne pēnibus
vocative pēnis pēnēs

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Latin.

Noun

penis m

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Polish

Etymology

From Latin penis.

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Noun

penis m

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Romanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin penis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis n (plural penisuri)

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin penis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pěːnis/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

pénis m (Cyrillic spelling пе́нис)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Tijelo penisa je građeno od dva kavernozna i spužvastog tkiva. Ove dvije vrste tkiva čine erektilno tijelo penisa. (Ijekavian)
    Telo penisa je građeno od dva kavernozna i spužvastog tkiva. Ove dve vrste tkiva čine erektilno telo penisa. (Ekavian)
    The body of the penis is formed of two cavernous and spongy tissues. These two forms of tissues form the erectile body of the penis.

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Slovene

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Noun

pénis m inan (genitive pénisa, nominative plural pénisi)

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Swedish

Noun

penis c

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Turkish

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Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnis]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

penis (definite accusative penisi, plural penisler)

  1. penis
    Onun penisinde aşağı doğru bir eğrilik var.
    His penis has a downward curvature.

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