coitus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin coitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊ.ɪ.təs/, /ˈkɔɪ.təs/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɪ.təs/, /ˈkoʊ.ɪ.təs/

Noun[edit]

coitus (countable and uncountable, plural coituses)

  1. (formal or humorous) Sexual intercourse, especially involving penile-vaginal penetration.
    • 2006 October 2nd, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory, “Pilot”, screenplay (revised first draft), act one, scene A (page 26):
      Wolowitz:   Hang on. There really is a lady here?
      Leonard:   Uh-huh.
      Wolowitz:   And you want us out because you’re anticipating coitus?
      Leonard:   No, she’s just a friend.
      Wolowitz:   So she’s available for coitus?
      Leonard:   No, she’s – –

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From coeō +‎ -tus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coitus m (genitive coitūs); fourth declension

  1. a coming or meeting
  2. a joining, combination
  3. sexual intercourse, copulation

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coitus coitūs
Genitive coitūs coituum
Dative coituī coitibus
Accusative coitum coitūs
Ablative coitū coitibus
Vocative coitus coitūs

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Descendants[edit]

(all borrowed)

  • Catalan: coit
  • English: coitus
  • Middle French: coit
  • Galician: coito
  • German: Koitus
  • Portuguese: coito
  • Swedish: coitus
  • Ukrainian: ко́їтус (kójitus)

References[edit]

  • coitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • coitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • coitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

coitus

  1. (formal) coitus
    Synonym: samlag

Usage notes[edit]

Uninflected.

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