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Priapus Line breaks: Pria|pus
Pronunciation: /prʌɪˈeɪpəs/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Priapus in English:

A god of fertility, whose cult spread to Greece (and, later, Italy) from Turkey after Alexander’s conquests. He was also a god of gardens and the patron of seafarers and shepherds.

Words that rhyme with Priapus

trespass • Lepus

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