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Headword: Αἰδοῖον
Adler number: alphaiota,88
Translated headword: pudendum, shameful thing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the membrum.[1]
[That] which is also called 'necessary' by some; since it is a symbol of necessity. He who has large pudenda used to be called ἀνδροσάθων ["manroot"].[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰδοῖον: τὸ μόριον. ὃ καὶ ἀναγκαῖον πρός τινων καλεῖται: ἐπεὶ τῆς ἀνάγκης ἐστὶ συμβόλαιον. ὅτι ὁ μεγάλα ἔχων αἰδοῖα ἀνδροσάθων ἐλέγετο.
Notes:
[1] cf. alphaiota 85.
[2] An epithet of Priapos (pi 2275, pi 2276, pi 2277). This supplementary material comes from alpha 1827 and alpha 2189.
Keywords: definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 May 2003@10:32:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 22 May 2003@10:46:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 October 2005@08:55:06.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 May 2012@07:32:06.
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