Meaning of phallophorus in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfalə(ʊ)ˈfɔːrəs/


(also phallophoros)
  • A person carrying a phallus, especially as part of a festival of Dionysus in ancient Greece.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From post-classical Latin phallophorus person carrying a phallus and its etymon Hellenistic Greek ϕαλλοϕόρος bearing a phallus from ancient Greek ϕαλλός penis + -ϕόρος.