Meaning of PRIAPEAN in English

I. |prīə|pēən adjective

Etymology: Latin priape ius of or relating to Priapus (from Greek priapeios of Priapus, from Priapos Priapus, Greco-Roman god of procreation and fertility) + English -an

1. usually capitalized : priapic

2. often capitalized : of or relating to a priapean

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: Late Latin priape ius (from Latin, of Priapus) + English -an; from the meter having been used in Roman poems to Priapus

: a verse in classical poetry composed of a glyconic followed by a pherecratic

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