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Priapean

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Priapean (comparative more Priapean, superlative most Priapean)

  1. (Greek mythology) Of or relating to Priapus or Priapos (Ancient Greek: Πρίαπος), a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens, and male genitalia.

NounEdit

Priapean (plural Priapeans)

  1. (poetry) A kind of hexameter verse so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three metrical feet each, generally having a trochee in the first and fourth feet and an amphimacer in the third; applied also to a regular hexameter verse when so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each.