First, UR avoids the problematic language of membrum
Ecclesiae in voto, meaning that, while other Christians are not actual members of the Catholic Church, neither are they simply nonmembers.
In the same fractured metonymical manner, he likes to convey sexuality and desire through Freudian displacements (the cigar scene in the hammock at Two Acres), or he will replace bodies by their reproductions (the sculpted marble tomb by which Cecil's body is displaced and the secret of "the celebrated membrum
virile" that it hides ).
Por este termino (hablando con perdon de su merced y de sus barbas honradas) dixeronse palabras cacurras, de caco, que en lengua toscana vale genitale membrum virile, y desta palabra se llamaron todas las demas descompuestas cacurras; o se dixeron cacurras, quasi cacurras, de xaxos, cachos, cosa mala.
In the LBA perhaps, the added dimension of sexuality is essentially phallic--garanon and cacorria from Italian cazzo, Covarrubias's "caco, que en lengua toscana vale genitale membrum virile.
Ita Antichristus est membrum
diaboli, et tamen ipse est caput malorum.
The ass hesitates at first, because he does not know what to do with her and fears that since his asinine membrum might be too large for her, he might kill her.
At any rate, the need for sophisticated and less sophisticated metaphors for the membrum virile in literature must have been vast, and a glance at Henderson's compilation shows that all literary genres of all times have been very productive in giving new meaning to oblong instruments.
25) Beno, 2:383: "Cui contrarius Hildebrandus aut membrum
Antychristi fuit, aut ipse Antychristus.
Unusquisque in aliqua societate vivens, est aliquo modo pars et membrum
I love the story of Rudolf Schwarzkogler dying as a result of cutting off his own membrum
virile in a performance - even if it is a myth.
is composed of a membrum
, that is, one clause supplemented by another.
should be dealt with: A deformed and repulsive male is selected and feasted on figs, barley broth, and cheese, then whipped with fig branches and sea onions, and struck seven times on his membrum