mentula

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentula.

Noun[edit]

mentula (plural mentulas or mentulae or mentulæ)

  1. A penis.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      He, watchman of gardens, keeps evil away with his mentula up, warding off blight and thieves, garlanded with figs and grapes.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a diminutive of mens (mind) or menta (mint stalk). Other sources see it as coming ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *men-, cognate with emineō (I project) and mōns (mountain).

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Noun[edit]

mentula f (genitive mentulae); first declension

  1. (vulgar, anatomy) dick, cock (obscene word for the penis)
    • a. 54 BC, Catullus, Carmina, 29
      Ut ista vestra diffututa mentula
      ducenties comesset aut trecenties?
    • 38 CE – 104 CE, Martial, Epigrammata IX.33:
      Maronis illic esse mentulam scito.
      Know that Maro's cock is found there

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mentula mentulae
Genitive mentulae mentulārum
Dative mentulae mentulīs
Accusative mentulam mentulās
Ablative mentulā mentulīs
Vocative mentula mentulae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Vulgar Latin: *mincla (see there for further descendants)
  • English: mentula
  • French: mentule

References[edit]

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