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Headword: *te/tanos kai\ r(opalismo/s
Adler number: tau,367
Translated headword: erection and priapism
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the tension of the penis; [sc. the second of these terms is used] since [the penis] becomes like a club. Aristophanes [writes]: "and then you will raise up for the men an erection and priapisms".
Greek Original:
*te/tanos kai\ r(opalismo/s: h( ta/sis tou= ai)doi/ou: e)pei\ w(s r(o/palon gi/netai. *)aristofa/nhs: ka)=|t' e)nte/ch| te/tanon toi=s a)ndra/si kai\ r(opalismou/s.
For the first part of this headword (but in another sense) see tau 366. The present entry comes from Aristophanes, Lysistrata 553 ('sweet' erection is here omitted), with scholion; cf. rho 229.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 9 July 2009@21:22:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 July 2009@03:56:29.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2011@09:09:43.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@05:07:40.


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