priapic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πριαπισμός ‎(priapismós, erection), derived from Πρίαπος ‎(Príapos), a god pictured with an erect phallus in Greek mythology.

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priapic ‎(comparative more priapic, superlative most priapic)

  1. Phallic.
  2. (Excessively) masculine; excessively concerned with masculinity.

example: 'Gabriele D’Annunzio, a priapic, drug-addicted poet, war hero, military adventurer and man about town, was a mesmeric figure who encouraged triumphalism in Italy’s nationalist right-wingers.' source: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21613166-venice-has-had-little-celebrate-recent-years-travails-modern-city

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