Further Antedating of "Phallic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 19 00:02:53 UTC 2005

phallic (OED 1789)

1704 _Plutarchs Morals: translated from the Greek by several hands_ (ed.
4) IV. 94 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  They keep the Feast of
the _Pamylia_, which is a _Phallic_ or _Priapejan_ one.

Fred Shapiro

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