† īthyphallus, i, m., = ἰθύφαλλος,
- I. the ithyphallus, a piece of wood shaped like the fascinum, and carried about in the festivals of Bacchus, Arn. 5, 176.
- II. Transf., Priapus, the son of Bacchus, whose symbol was the ithyphallus, Col. 10, 31.
- B. Deriv.: īthyphallĭcus, a, um, adj., ithyphallic: carmen, an ithyphallic song, i. e. a poem composed in the measure of the hymns to Priapus, Serv. Centim. 1018 P. Atil. Fortun. p. 2698.
- 2. The metrum Phalaecium is also sometimes called ithyphallicum, Mar. Vict. p. 2566 P.