[b-greek] Sexy words

From: Bart Ehrman (behrman@email.unc.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 08:02:16 EDT

   I'm interested in finding Greek terms involving sex and sexual
activities, terms that would have been vulgar or crude (the phi-words in
Greek :-)) but that were given euphemistic renderings by Liddell and Scott
(or other 19th century lexicographers). This is a sudden and urgent
interest (since I suddenly realized that it might relate to a conference
paper I'm writing, and it needs to be written in the next few days...);
but since almost all of my work is in NT and other early Jewish and
Christian texts, I must confess not to have a slew of such beasts at my
ready disposal.

    Any words come to mind?

-- Bart Ehrman
   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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