φαλλός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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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. Probably related to Albanian pallë (id.)

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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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φαλλός (fallósm (plural φαλλοί)

  1. (anatomy) phallus

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