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pēnis , is, m. (abl. peni, Naev. ap. Fest. p. 230 Müll.) [τὸ πέος],
I.a tail.
I. In gen. (ante-class.): “caudam antiqui penem vocabant,Cic. Fam. 9, 22, 2: ... lares ludentes peni pinxit bubulo, Naev. ap. Fest. p. 230 Müll.—
II. In partic., = membrum virile, the penis; also, by meton., for lust (class.): “hodie penis est in obscenis,Cic. Fam. 9, 22, 2: “ganeo, manu, ventre, pene bona patria laceraverat,Sall. C. 14, 2; Hor. Epod. 12, 8; Juv. 9, 43; Arn. 5, 18.—In a paron. with paene, Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 37.
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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 9.22.2
    • Plautus, Truculentus, 2.6
    • Sallust, Catilinae Coniuratio, 14
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