ithyphallic

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From Late Latin ithyphallicus, from Ancient Greek ιθυφαλλικός (ithuphallikós)

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ithyphallic (comparative more ithyphallic, superlative most ithyphallic)

  1. Of or pertaining to the erect phallus that was carried in bacchic processions.
  2. Of or pertaining to an upward pointing, erect penis.
    • 1987, Manohar Laxman Varadpande, History of Indian Theatre, Vol. 1, Abhinav Publications, page 151.
      The sculptures of Shiva as an ithyphallic dancer are found in Orissa.
  3. (by extension) lascivious or obscene.

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