φαλλός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. The meaning "penis" likely developed from a more concrete meaning, and has been compared to βαλλία ‎(ballía, private parts) and the ethnonym Τριβαλλοί ‎(Triballoí). Possible Indo-European cognates are Old Irish ball ‎(member, body part) as well as dialectal Modern High German Bille ‎(penis), all usually compared to words for "ball, sack, bull, testis" and similar, supposedly deriving from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- ‎(to blow, swell). Probably akin to φάλλαινα ‎(phállaina, whale), because of the body shape of whale.

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φαλλός ‎(phallósm ‎(genitive φαλλοῦ); second declension

  1. penis
  2. an image of a penis, phallus

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φαλλός ‎(phallós).

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Noun[edit]

φαλλός ‎(fallósm ‎(plural φαλλοί)

  1. (anatomy) phallus

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