κέντρον

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From κεντέω(kentéō, I sting) +‎ -τρον(-tron).

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κέντρον ‎(kéntronm ‎(genitive κέντρου); second declension

  1. Something with a sharp point: point, spike, spur
  2. sting, quill, thorn
  3. Torture device or instrument of motivation: whip, goad
  4. nail, rivet
  5. (figuratively, vulgar) penis
    • Sotades on Ptolemy II's incestuous marriage, cited by Plutarch, De liberis educandis 11a:
      εἰς οὐχ ὁσίην τρυμαλιὴν τὸ κέντρον ὠθεῖς.
      eis oukh hosíēn trumaliḕn tò kéntron ōtheîs.
      You're sticking your prick in an unholy hole.

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