noun Etymology: probably from New Latin onanismus, from Onan, son of Judah (Genesis 38:9) Date: circa 1741 1. masturbation 2. coitus interruptus 3. self-gratificationonanistic adjective

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  • ONANISM — ONANISM, term derived from the biblical narrative of Onan, son of Judah (Gen. 38, 7–10), who spilled his seed on the ground. Onanism refers to the thwarting of the sexual process in one of several ways. In Hebrew, it is called more fully ma aseh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • onanism — ONANÍSM s.n. Onanie2. – Din fr. onanisme. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  ONANÍSM s. v. onanie. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  onanísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Onanism — O nan*ism, n. [Onan ( Gen. xxxviii. 9): cf. F. onanisme.] Self pollution; masturbation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onanism — (n.) masturbation, also coitus interruptus, 1727, from Onan, son of Judah (Gen. xxxviii:9), who spilled his seed on the ground rather than impregnate his dead brother s wife: And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • onanism — [ō′nə niz΄əm] n. [after Onan, son of Judah (see Gen. 38:9) + ISM] 1. COITUS INTERRUPTUS 2. MASTURBATION onanist n. onanistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • onanism —    masturbation    Onan spilled his seed on the ground, for which he was slain by the Lord {Genesis 38: 9, 10). The expression is used of males and, illogically, of females:     One night I got thinking of E... and for the first time in months… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • onanism —   Pīkoikoi. See masturbate. To practice onanism, ha akoi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • onanism — onanist, n. onanistic, adj. /oh neuh niz euhm/, n. 1. withdrawal of the penis in sexual intercourse so that ejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitus interruptus. 2. masturbation. [1720 30; after Onan, son of Judah (Gen. 38:9); see ISM]… …   Universalium

  • onanism — noun a) ejaculating outside the vagina during intercourse; (the performing of) coitus interruptus b) masturbation …   Wiktionary

  • onanism — onan·ism ō nə .niz əm n 1) MASTURBATION 2) COITUS INTERRUPTUS onan·is·tic .ō nə nis tik adj Onan ō nən Biblical character. In the Book of Genesis Onan was commanded by his father to impregnate the widow of his slain brother and to raise the… …   Medical dictionary

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