Definition of ithyphallic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪθɪˈfalɪk/


(Especially of a statue or other representation of a deity) having an erect penis.
Example sentences
  • Shiva, the ithyphallic god of animals, ascends early into the pantheon through his marriage to an Aryan princess.
  • Predominantly concerned with human fertility, it is represented by an ithyphallic male figure.
  • The youthful naked satyrs, dancing contentedly with their scantily clad female partners, are no longer shown ithyphallic.


Early 17th century (as a noun denoting a sexually explicit poem): via late Latin from Greek ithuphallikos, from ithus 'straight' + phallos 'phallus'.

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