penis


penis
penis 1670s, perhaps from Fr. pénis or directly from L. penis "penis," earlier "tail" (Cf. Eng. tail in both senses, the sexual one slang), from PIE *pes-/*pesos- "penis" (Cf. Skt. pasas-, Gk. peos, posthe "penis," probably also O.E. fæsl "progeny, offspring," O.N. fösull, Ger. Fasel "young of animals, brood"). The proper plural is penes. The adj. is penial. In psychological writing, penis envy is attested from 1924.

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  • pénis — pénis …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • pénis — [ penis ] n. m. • 1618; lat. penis, d ab. « queue des quadrupèdes » ♦ Anat. Organe de la miction et de la copulation, chez l homme. ⇒ membre (viril), verge; fam. ou arg. biroute, bite, braquemart, pine, quéquette, 1. queue, robinet, 2. zizi, zob …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Penis — des Menschen Als Penis ( Aussprache?/ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • penis — PÉNIS, penisuri, s.n. (anat.) Organ masculin de copulaţie şi micţiune. – Din fr. pénis, lat. penis. Trimis de cata, 27.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  PÉNIS s. (anat.) membru, (livr.) falus, (înv. şi pop …   Dicționar Român

  • Penis — Sm erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. pēnis Schwanz, männliches Glied .    Ebenso nndl. penis, ne. penis, nfrz. pénis, nschw. penis, nnorw. penis. Das lateinische Wort aus ig. * pes nis, entsprechend zu ai. pásas ,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Penis — Penis, primäres Begattungsorgan verschiedener Wirbelloser (z.B. Plattwürmer, Egel, Schnecken, Insekten), vieler Reptilien und der Säuger. Der paarige Hemip. der Schlangen und Eidechsen besteht aus Kloakentaschen, die eine Spermienrinne bilden.… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • pênis — s. m. 2 núm. [Anatomia] Órgão sexual masculino. = FALO, PENE   ‣ Etimologia: latim penis, is, cauda   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: pénis …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pénis — s. m. 2 núm. [Anatomia] Órgão sexual masculino. = FALO, PENE   ‣ Etimologia: latim penis, is, cauda   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: pênis …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • penis — [pē′nis] n. pl. penises or penes [pē′nēz΄] [L, tail, penis < IE base * pes > Sans pásas , Gr peos, OE fæsl, penis] the male organ of sexual intercourse: in mammals it is also the organ through which urine is ejected penile [pē′nīl΄, pē′nil] …   English World dictionary

  • Penis — Pe nis (p[=e] n[i^]s), n. [L.] (Anat.) The erectile external sexual organ of males, used in copulation, and in mammals, also for urination. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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