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From Latin spintria (male prostitute), from Ancient Greek σφιγκτήρ (sphinktḗr, something which binds), referring to the anal sphincter.



spintrian (comparative more spintrian, superlative most spintrian)

  1. Of or pertaining to sex or fornication (especially homosexual) between three or more people.
    • 2001, Bette Talvacchia, Taking positions: on the erotic in Renaissance culture[1], →ISBN, page 250:
      There is a Pompeiian fresco with a spintrian grouping of three, composed of a heterosexual couple similar to that in scenes 7-15 (see n.48, above) with the addition of a male-male joining; see Maulucci Vivolo, Pompei i graffiti, 118.