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 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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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰal.lós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰalˈlos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸalˈlos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /falˈlos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /faˈlos/
  • Noun[edit]

    φαλλός (phallósm (genitive φαλλοῦ); second declension

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

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallós).

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    Noun[edit]

    φαλλός (fallósm (plural φαλλοί)

    1. (anatomy) phallus

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