[pee-nis] /ˈpi nɪs/
noun, plural penises, penes
[pee-neez] /ˈpi niz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
the male organ of copulation and, in mammals, of urinary excretion.
noun (pl) -nises, -nes (-niːz)
the male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, also used for urine excretion in many mammals
1670s, perhaps from French pénis or directly from Latin penis “penis,” earlier “tail,” from PIE *pes-/*pesos- “penis” (cf. Sanskrit pasas-, Greek peos, posthe “penis,” probably also Old English fæsl “progeny, offspring,” Old Norse fösull, German Fasel “young of animals, brood”). The proper plural is penes. The adjective is penial. In psychological writing, penis envy is attested from 1924.
penis pe·nis (pē’nĭs)
n. pl. pe·nis·es or pe·nes (-nēz)
The male organ of copulation and of urinary excretion, formed by three columns of erectile tissue, two arranged laterally on the dorsum and one medianly below; the extremity is formed by an expansion of the corpus spongiosum, covered by a free fold of skin.
Plural penises or penes (pē’nēz)
The organ of the male reproductive system through which semen passes out of the body during sexual intercourse. The penis is also an organ of urination.
noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. the repressed wish of a female to possess a penis. noun 1. (psychoanal) a Freudian concept in which envy of the penis is postulated as the cause for some of the characteristics found in women In Freudian theory, the repressed desire of females to possess a penis. Note: Penis envy is also […]
- Penis war
jargon, abuse (Or “Dick Size War”, “DSW”) Any argument which has degenerated into quantitative boasting of the sort “My [program|bot|etc.] is [faster|meaner|etc.] than yours!”. Generally as unconstructive (and with as little emphasis on empirical proof) as men debating who has the biggest penis. The term is often used on IRC, news:alt.sysadmin.recovery, and sometimes applied to […]
[pen-i-tuh ns] /ˈpɛn ɪ təns/ noun 1. the state of being ; regret for one’s wrongdoing or sinning; contrition; repentance. n. c.1200, from Old French penitence (11c.) and directly from Latin paenitentia “repentance,” noun of condition from paenitentum (nominative paenitens) “penitent,” present participle of paenitere “cause or feel regret,” probably originally “is not enough, is […]
[pen-i-tuh nt] /ˈpɛn ɪ tənt/ adjective 1. feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite. noun 2. a penitent person. 3. Roman Catholic Church. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance. /ˈpɛnɪtənt/ adjective 1. feeling regret for one’s sins; repentant noun 2. a person […]