fellatio

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Borrowed from Latin fellātio, from fellātus, perfect participle of fellō (I suck, I fellate). The word started to appear in medical literature in the 19th century but it was still treated as Latin. In 1919 the California Supreme Court struck down a law criminalizing "fellatio" because the state constitution required laws to be written in English. By the late 20th century fellatio was treated as an English word.

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fellatio (usually uncountable, plural fellatios)

  1. (sex) The stimulation of the penis (or testicles) using the mouth.
    Synonyms: blowjob, French, gobby, hummer, head, nosh, penilingus; see also Thesaurus:oral sex
    Coordinate terms: cunnilingus, anilingus
    • 1897, Havelock Ellis, Das Konträre Geschlechtsgefühl [Sexual Inversion] (in German):
      In 7 oder 8 anderen Fällen ging die geschlechtliche Beziehung selten über enge Berührung oder gegenseitige Masturbation hinaus. In 2 oder 3 anderen Fällen ist fellatio die bevorzugte Methode.
      In eight or nine [sic] cases the sexual relationship rarely goes beyond close physical contact, or at most mutual masturbation. In two or three cases fellatio is the form preferred.
    • [1919 January 9, Supreme Court of California, In re Lockett, 57 Cal. Dec. 96:
      That the word "fellatio" has not become Anglicized is so clearly apparent that further comment seems unnecessary. [] Section 288a of the Penal Code is void for uncertainty as well as for the reason that it is not expressed in the English language.]

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  • This translation table is meant for standard terms only. For informal, colloquial and vulgar terms, see the translation table at blowjob.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fellātio, from fellātus, perfect participle of fellō (I suck, I fellate).

Noun[edit]

fellatio f (invariable)

  1. oral sex in which the penis of one of the participants is orally stimulated

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fellō (to suck) +‎ -tiō (action-noun suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /feːlˈlaː.ti.oː/, [feːlˈlʲäːt̪ioː]

Noun[edit]

fēllātiō f (genitive fēllātiōnis); third declension

  1. fellatio

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fēllātiō fēllātiōnēs
Genitive fēllātiōnis fēllātiōnum
Dative fēllātiōnī fēllātiōnibus
Accusative fēllātiōnem fēllātiōnēs
Ablative fēllātiōne fēllātiōnibus
Vocative fēllātiō fēllātiōnēs

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