penis

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See also: pénis, pênis, pęnis, and Penis

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English

Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes-. Displaced native English pintle, tarse.

Pronunciation

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Location of the human penis.

Noun

penis (plural penises or penes)

  1. (anatomy) The male reproductive organ used for sexual intercourse that in the human male and some other mammals is also used for urination; the tubular portion of the male genitalia (excluding the scrotum).
    • Robin Williams:
      See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
    • 1994, Lisa Kemler, Newsweek, 1994-01-24, page 19:
      A life is more valuable than a penis.
    • 1998, Collecting Mark Twain: A History and Three New Paths, Kevin Mac Donnell, Firsts Magazine, Inc.
      By early November, the sheets of HUCK FINN were being forwarded for binding, and within a week or two it was discovered that the illustration at page 283 had been altered in the master plate to make it appear as if Uncle Silas was exposing his penis. Twain would be amused to know that this may be the first time the word "penis" has ever been used to describe the alteration to this plate; the euphemisms and delicate phrasings employed by previous bibliographers to avoid stating the obvious are impressive.
    The female clitoris is homologous to the male penis.
    • 2016 October 16, John Oliver, “Third Parties”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 26, HBO:
      Okay, hold on, because “stimulus package of your dreams” sounds like how Paul Krugman describes his penis.

Usage notes

The hyperforeign Latinate penii is occasionally used as the plural.

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Translations

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Afrikaans

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Noun

penis (plural penisse)

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m (indefinite plural penisë, definite singular penisi, definite plural penisët)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    A ka rëndësi madhësia e penisit tim?
    Does the size of my penis matter?

Declension


Azerbaijani

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Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnis]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

penis (definite accusative penisi, plural penislər)

  1. penis

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Catalan

Verb

penis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of penar

Czech

Etymology

From Latin pēnis.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

Synonyms

References

  1. ^ penis in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

Further reading

  • penis in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • penis in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology

From Latin penis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes- (penis).

Noun

penis c (singular definite penissen, plural indefinite penisser)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

Derived terms

References


Dutch

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Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes-.

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

penis m (plural penissen, diminutive penisje n)

  1. penis

Derived terms

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Esperanto

Verb

penis

  1. past of peni
    • 1910, E. L. Kearney (tr.), “1. Mirinda Falego!”, in La Aventuroj de Alicio en Mirlando[1], Edinburgh: Turnbull and Spears, translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
      Kaj ŝi penis imagi al si la aspekton kiun kandelflamo havas post kiam oni estingis ĝin!
      And she tried to imagine the look that the flame of a candle has after it is exinguished.

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Noun

penis

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

Inflection of penis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative penis penikset
genitive peniksen penisten
peniksien
partitive penistä peniksiä
illative penikseen peniksiin
singular plural
nominative penis penikset
accusative nom. penis penikset
gen. peniksen
genitive peniksen penisten
peniksien
partitive penistä peniksiä
inessive peniksessä peniksissä
elative peniksestä peniksistä
illative penikseen peniksiin
adessive peniksellä peniksillä
ablative penikseltä peniksiltä
allative penikselle peniksille
essive peniksenä peniksinä
translative penikseksi peniksiksi
instructive peniksin
abessive peniksettä peniksittä
comitative peniksineen

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Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch penis, from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis

  1. (anatomy) penis

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Interlingua

Noun

penis (plural penises)

  1. penis
    • 1955, Pediatrics, vol. 15, page 323.
      [] e se distingueva per absentia o hypoplasia del penis, e 6 casos de complete absentia de gonades del un o del altere sexo.
      [] and is characterised by the absence of hypoplasia of the penis, and 6 cases of complete absence of the gonads of either sex.
    • 1960, Annals of internal medicine, vol. 52, page 1112.
      Durante le phase de polycythemia le patiente disveloppava priapismo (que es un complication thrombotic rar de iste morbo). Isto requireva le amputation del penis.
      During the phase of polycythemia the patient developped priapism (which is a rare thrombotic complication of this disease). This required the amputation of the penis.
    • 2000 April 29, STAN MULAIK (Stanley Mulaik), “Le Professor e Le Lunatico”, in sci.lang, Usenet[2]:
      Per le annos, le condition mental de Capitano Minor lentemente pejorava se. Su delusions nocturnal cresceva. Finalmente in un acto de desperation a causa de su practica del masturbation desde un puero, Minor usava un cultello permittite a ille pro acutiar su penciles e plumas a amputar su proprie penis, le organo offensive.

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pes-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πέος (péos), Sanskrit पसस् (pásas).

Pronunciation

Noun

pēnis m (genitive pēnis); third declension

  1. (archaic) tail
  2. (anatomy) the penis, male sexual organ
  3. (figuratively) lust
  4. genitive singular of pēnis
  5. vocative singular of pēnis

Inflection

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pēnis pēnēs
genitive pēnis pēnium
dative pēnī pēnibus
accusative pēnem pēnēs
ablative pēne pēnibus
vocative pēnis pēnēs

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  • penis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • penis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[3], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to be in a person's power: penes aliquem esse
    • (ambiguous) the decision of the question rests with you: penes te arbitrium huius rei est

Latvian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Noun

penis m (2 declension)

  1. penis

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

From Latin penis.

Noun

penis m (definite singular penisen, indefinite plural peniser, definite plural penisene)

  1. (anatomy) a penis

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

From Latin penis.

Noun

penis m (definite singular penisen, indefinite plural penisar, definite plural penisane)

  1. (anatomy) a penis

References


Polish

Etymology

From Latin penis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m inan

  1. penis

Declension

Synonyms


Romanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin penis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis n (plural penisuri)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

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Further reading


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin penis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pěːnis/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

pénis m (Cyrillic spelling пе́нис)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Tijelo penisa je građeno od dva kavernozna i spužvastog tkiva. Ove dvije vrste tkiva čine erektilno tijelo penisa. (Ijekavian)
    Telo penisa je građeno od dva kavernozna i spužvastog tkiva. Ove dve vrste tkiva čine erektilno telo penisa. (Ekavian)
    The body of the penis is formed of two cavernous and spongy tissues. These two forms of tissues form the erectile body of the penis.

Declension


Slovene

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

pénis m inan (genitive pénisa, nominative plural pénisi)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension


Swedish

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Noun

penis c

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

Declension of penis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative penis penisen penisar penisarna
Genitive penis penisens penisars penisarnas

Derived terms


Turkish

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Etymology

From Latin pēnis (tail, penis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnis]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧nis

Noun

penis (definite accusative penisi, plural penisler)

  1. penis
    Onun penisinde aşağı doğru bir eğrilik var.
    His penis has a downward curvature.

Declension

Inflection
Nominative penis
Definite accusative penisi
Singular Plural
Nominative penis penisler
Definite accusative penisi penisleri
Dative penise penislere
Locative peniste penislerde
Ablative penisten penislerden
Genitive penisin penislerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular penisim penislerim
2nd singular penisin penislerin
3rd singular penisi penisleri
1st plural penisimiz penislerimiz
2nd plural penisiniz penisleriniz
3rd plural penisleri penisleri

Derived terms

Further reading

  • penis in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu