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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From κεντέω (kentéō, I sting) +‎ -τρον (-tron).

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NounEdit

κέντρον (kéntronm (genitive κέντρου); second declension

  1. Something with a sharp point: point, spike, spur
  2. sting, quill, thorn
  3. Torture device or instrument of motivation: whip, goad
  4. nail, rivet
  5. stationery point of a pair of compasses
  6. center of a circle
  7. (figuratively, vulgar) penis
    • Sotades on Ptolemy II's incestuous marriage, cited by Plutarch, De liberis educandis 11a, and Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 14.621a:
      εἰς οὐχ ὁσίην τρυμαλιὴν τὸ κέντρον ὠθεῖς.
      eis oukh hosíēn trumaliḕn tò kéntron ōtheîs.
      You're sticking your prick in an unholy hole.

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