phallic symbol


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symbol

 [sim´bol]
1. something, particularly an object, representing something else.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, a representation or perception that replaces unconscious mental content.
phallic symbol in psychoanalytic theory, any pointed or upright object which may represent the phallus or penis.

phallic symbol

Etymology: Gk, phallos, penis, symbolon, sign
(in psychoanalysis) any object that may be thought to resemble a penis.

phallic symbol

An object that bears some resemblance to the penis.
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It certainly doesn't suggest a phallic symbol either.
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Inside the main Amarnath cave lies an ice stalagmite, worshipped by devotees as the Shiva Lingam (the phallic symbol of Shiva), which waxes during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter.
Outlaw Bugs Bunny because his carrot is a phallic symbol of oppression?