Meaning of ithyphallic


Pronunciation: (ith"u-fal'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the phallus carried in ancient festivals of Bacchus.
  2. grossly indecent; obscene.
  3. noting or pertaining to any of several meters employed in hymns sung in Bacchic processions.
  1. a poem in ithyphallic meter.
  2. an indecent poem.
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