penis

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See also: Penis, peniš, pénis, pênis, and pěníš

English

Etymology

From late 17th century. Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis (tail, penis), from Proto-Indo-European *pes- (penis). Displaced native English pintle, tarse.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: pē'nis
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.nɪs/, [ˈpʰiː.nɪs]
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpi.nɪs/, [ˈpʰi.nɪs]
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  • Rhymes: -iːnɪs
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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).
    The female clitoris is homologous to the male penis.
    • 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.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 129:
      The penis is the perfectly obvious and natural symbol of instantaneous time.
    • 1994 January 24, Lisa Kemler, Newsweek, 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.
    • 2016 October 16, “Third Parties”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 26, John Oliver (actor), via 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.

Synonyms

Hypernyms

Meronyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

See also

Anagrams

Afrikaans

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis (plural penisse)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Derived terms

Albanian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

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

Declension

Synonyms

Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis (tail, penis).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

penis (definite accusative penisi, plural penislər)

  1. penis

Declension

    Declension of penis
singular plural
nominative penis
penislər
definite accusative penisi
penisləri
dative penisə
penislərə
locative penisdə
penislərdə
ablative penisdən
penislərdən
definite genitive penisin
penislərin
    Possessive forms of penis
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) penisim penislərim
sənin (your) penisin penislərin
onun (his/her/its) penisi penisləri
bizim (our) penisimiz penislərimiz
sizin (your) penisiniz penisləriniz
onların (their) penisi or penisləri penisləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) penisimi penislərimi
sənin (your) penisini penislərini
onun (his/her/its) penisini penislərini
bizim (our) penisimizi penislərimizi
sizin (your) penisinizi penislərinizi
onların (their) penisini or penislərini penislərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) penisimə penislərimə
sənin (your) penisinə penislərinə
onun (his/her/its) penisinə penislərinə
bizim (our) penisimizə penislərimizə
sizin (your) penisinizə penislərinizə
onların (their) penisinə or penislərinə penislərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) penisimdə penislərimdə
sənin (your) penisində penislərində
onun (his/her/its) penisində penislərində
bizim (our) penisimizdə penislərimizdə
sizin (your) penisinizdə penislərinizdə
onların (their) penisində or penislərində penislərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) penisimdən penislərimdən
sənin (your) penisindən penislərindən
onun (his/her/its) penisindən penislərindən
bizim (our) penisimizdən penislərimizdən
sizin (your) penisinizdən penislərinizdən
onların (their) penisindən or penislərindən penislərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) penisimin penislərimin
sənin (your) penisinin penislərinin
onun (his/her/its) penisinin penislərinin
bizim (our) penisimizin penislərimizin
sizin (your) penisinizin penislərinizin
onların (their) penisinin or penislərinin penislərinin

Synonyms

Catalan

Verb

penis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of penar

Czech

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m inan

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Synonyms: pyj, šulin, čurák, péro, pinďour, pindík, pinďa, pinďourek, bimbas, lulánek, pohlavní úd

Declension

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
  • penis in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish

Etymology

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

Noun

penis c (singular definite penissen, plural indefinite penisser)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

Synonyms

Derived terms

References

Dutch

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Etymology

Learned borrowing 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

Anagrams

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.

Estonian

Noun

penis

  1. inessive singular of peni

Finnish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpenis/, [ˈpe̞nis̠]
  • IPA(key): /ˈpeːnis/, [ˈpe̞ːnis̠] (dated or jocular)
  • Rhymes: -enis, -eːnis
  • Syllabification(key): pe‧nis

Noun

penis

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Synonym: siitin

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 See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of penis (type vastaus)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative penikseni penikseni
accusative nom. penikseni penikseni
gen. penikseni
genitive penikseni penisteni
peniksieni
partitive penistäni peniksiäni
inessive peniksessäni peniksissäni
elative peniksestäni peniksistäni
illative penikseeni peniksiini
adessive penikselläni peniksilläni
ablative penikseltäni peniksiltäni
allative penikselleni peniksilleni
essive peniksenäni peniksinäni
translative peniksekseni peniksikseni
instructive
abessive peniksettäni peniksittäni
comitative peniksineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative peniksesi peniksesi
accusative nom. peniksesi peniksesi
gen. peniksesi
genitive peniksesi penistesi
peniksiesi
partitive penistäsi peniksiäsi
inessive peniksessäsi peniksissäsi
elative peniksestäsi peniksistäsi
illative penikseesi peniksiisi
adessive penikselläsi peniksilläsi
ablative penikseltäsi peniksiltäsi
allative peniksellesi peniksillesi
essive peniksenäsi peniksinäsi
translative penikseksesi peniksiksesi
instructive
abessive peniksettäsi peniksittäsi
comitative peniksinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative peniksemme peniksemme
accusative nom. peniksemme peniksemme
gen. peniksemme
genitive peniksemme penistemme
peniksiemme
partitive penistämme peniksiämme
inessive peniksessämme peniksissämme
elative peniksestämme peniksistämme
illative penikseemme peniksiimme
adessive peniksellämme peniksillämme
ablative penikseltämme peniksiltämme
allative peniksellemme peniksillemme
essive peniksenämme peniksinämme
translative penikseksemme peniksiksemme
instructive
abessive peniksettämme peniksittämme
comitative peniksinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative peniksenne peniksenne
accusative nom. peniksenne peniksenne
gen. peniksenne
genitive peniksenne penistenne
peniksienne
partitive penistänne peniksiänne
inessive peniksessänne peniksissänne
elative peniksestänne peniksistänne
illative penikseenne peniksiinne
adessive peniksellänne peniksillänne
ablative penikseltänne peniksiltänne
allative peniksellenne peniksillenne
essive peniksenänne peniksinänne
translative penikseksenne peniksiksenne
instructive
abessive peniksettänne peniksittänne
comitative peniksinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative peniksensä peniksensä
accusative nom. peniksensä peniksensä
gen. peniksensä
genitive peniksensä penistensä
peniksiensä
partitive penistään
penistänsä
peniksiään
peniksiänsä
inessive peniksessään
peniksessänsä
peniksissään
peniksissänsä
elative peniksestään
peniksestänsä
peniksistään
peniksistänsä
illative penikseensä peniksiinsä
adessive peniksellään
peniksellänsä
peniksillään
peniksillänsä
ablative penikseltään
penikseltänsä
peniksiltään
peniksiltänsä
allative penikselleen
peniksellensä
peniksilleen
peniksillensä
essive peniksenään
peniksenänsä
peniksinään
peniksinänsä
translative peniksekseen
penikseksensä
peniksikseen
peniksiksensä
instructive
abessive peniksettään
peniksettänsä
peniksittään
peniksittänsä
comitative peniksineen
peniksinensä

Further reading

Anagrams

Indonesian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnɪs]
  • Hyphenation: pè‧nis

Noun

pènis (first-person possessive penisku, second-person possessive penismu, third-person possessive penisnya)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Synonyms

Further reading

Interlingua

Noun

penis (plural penises)

  1. penis
    • 1955, Pediatrics, volume 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, volume 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 developed 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[2] (Usenet):
      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.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *pesnis, from Proto-Indo-European *pes-ni-s, from *pes-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πέος (péos), Sanskrit पसस् (pásas), Old English fæsl.

Pronunciation

Noun

pēnis m (genitive pēnis); third declension

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

Declension

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pēnis pēnēs
Genitive pēnis pēnium
Dative pēnī pēnibus
Accusative pēnem pēnēs
pēnīs
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

Latvian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.

Noun

penis m (2 declension)

  1. penis

Declension

Synonyms

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Learned borrowing 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

Learned borrowing from Latin penis.

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) a penis

References

Polish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin penis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m inan

  1. penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:prącie

Declension

Further reading

  • penis in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • penis in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin penis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis n (plural penisuri)

  1. (anatomy) penis
    Synonyms: (slang) miel; (slang) puță; (slang) sculă

Declension

Synonyms

Related terms

Further reading

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Learned borrowing 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

Slovak

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

penis m inan (genitive singular penisu, nominative plural penisy, genitive plural penisov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. (anatomy) penis

Declension

References

  • penis”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2023

Slovene

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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin pēnis.

Pronunciation

Noun

pẹ̑nis m inan

  1. (anatomy) penis

Inflection

The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. pénis
gen. sing. pénisa
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
pénis pénisa pénisi
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
pénisa pénisov pénisov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
pénisu pénisoma pénisom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
pénis pénisa pénise
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
pénisu pénisih pénisih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
pénisom pénisoma pénisi

Further reading

  • penis”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish

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Etymology

Learned borrowing 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

See also

References

Turkish

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpenis]
  • 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
Nominative
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
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular penisimi penislerimi
2nd singular penisini penislerini
3rd singular penisini penislerini
1st plural penisimizi penislerimizi
2nd plural penisinizi penislerinizi
3rd plural penislerini penislerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular penisime penislerime
2nd singular penisine penislerine
3rd singular penisine penislerine
1st plural penisimize penislerimize
2nd plural penisinize penislerinize
3rd plural penislerine penislerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular penisimde penislerimde
2nd singular penisinde penislerinde
3rd singular penisinde penislerinde
1st plural penisimizde penislerimizde
2nd plural penisinizde penislerinizde
3rd plural penislerinde penislerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular penisimden penislerimden
2nd singular penisinden penislerinden
3rd singular penisinden penislerinden
1st plural penisimizden penislerimizden
2nd plural penisinizden penislerinizden
3rd plural penislerinden penislerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular penisimin penislerimin
2nd singular penisinin penislerinin
3rd singular penisinin penislerinin
1st plural penisimizin penislerimizin
2nd plural penisinizin penislerinizin
3rd plural penislerinin penislerinin

Derived terms

Further reading

  • penis in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

Volapük

Noun

penis

  1. accusative plural of pen

Welsh

Etymology

From English penis.

Noun

penis m

  1. penis
    Synonym: pidyn

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
penis benis mhenis phenis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “penis”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies