Disputatio:Penis

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Pars Linguae Germanicae delevit--Massimo Macconi 18:23, 4 Decembris 2006 (UTC)

Shouldn't this article be titled "Penis"? Isn't "mentula" more of a slang word (especially since it appears mostly in Catullus and Martial)? Also, "penis" is used throughout the article, yet it is called "Mentula". I think "Mentula" should redirect to "Penis". - Secundus Zephyrus 05:35, 8 Februarii 2007 (UTC)

Penis was at first a euphemism (glosses mention that it originally meant "tail"), and mentula was, if I'm not mistaken, used by some medical writers even, who of course wanted to call things by their proper names. Mentula is really more rude than slang. Buuuuut, yeah, if I were writing this article, I would have gone with penis. --Iustinus 06:18, 8 Februarii 2007 (UTC)
Doesn't mentula just mean "little mind"? Viglulino (disputatio) 01:42, 14 Maii 2014 (UTC)
Maybe, but Lewis and Short don't give a derivation, and the OED says "of unknown origin". Lesgles (disputatio) 21:57, 15 Maii 2014 (UTC)
I modified the second sentence to more closely resemble Julius Caesar' quote, "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres." It so closely resembled it that I couldn't help but laugh so I just changed the word order and added an omnis. I think the change was for the best. --SeriousNiger 02:45, 19 Octobris 2007 (UTC)
Rideo! -- Secundus Zephyrus 03:38, 19 Octobris 2007 (UTC)
Ego quoque...--Ioscius (disp) 04:40, 19 Octobris 2007 (UTC)

Movenda?[fontem recensere]

Reading the discussion above, I propose a move to penis, which seems to be the more unmarked classical word. Lesgles (disputatio) 21:57, 15 Maii 2014 (UTC)

Nemine contradicente, paginam movi. Lesgles (disputatio) 16:47, 24 Maii 2014 (UTC)