venereal (not comparable)
- Of or relating to the genital#Noun|genitals or sexual intercourse.
- Synonyms: aphroditic, Cytherean
- 1637, Tho[mas] Heywood, “Ivpiter and Io”, in Pleasant Dialogves and Dramma’s, Selected ovt of Lucian, Erasmus, Textor, Ovid, &c. […], London: Printed by R. O[ulton] for R. H[earne], and are to be sold by Thomas Slater […], OCLC 5060642 ↗, page 170 ↗:
- Wouldſt thou not haue ſome Bulchin from the herd / To phyſicke thee of this venereall itch?
- 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, lines 533–535, page 37 ↗:
- Then ſwoll'n with pride into the ſnare I fell / Of fair, fallacious looks, venereal trains, / Softn'd with pleaſure and voluptuous life; [...]
- Of a disease: sexually transmitted#Adjective|transmitted; of or relating to, or adapted to the cure#Noun|cure of, a venereal disease.
- Antonyms: nonvenereal
- a venereal medicine
- 1597, Don Richardo de Medico campo [pseudonym; Richard Lichfield], The Trimming of Thomas Nashe Gentleman, London: Printed [by Edward Allde] for Philip Scarlet, OCLC 216582616 ↗; republished as J[ohn] P[ayne] C[ollier], editor, The Trimming of Thomas Nashe Gentleman (Miscellaneous Tracts, Temp. Eliz. & Jac. I), [London: s.n.], 1870, OCLC 906194670 ↗, page 7 ↗:
- [...] I like not his countenance; I am afraid he labours of the venereall murr#English|murre.
- (astrology, obsolete) Pertaining to the astrological influence#Noun|influence of the planet Venus; lascivious, lustful.
- Synonyms: libidinous, lusty, venereous, Thesaurus:randy
- 1661, Robert Lovell, “Isagoge Zoologicomineralogica. Or An Introduction to the History of Animals and Minerals, or Panzoographie, and Pammineralogie. ↗”, in ΠΑΝΖΩΟΡΥΚΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ [PANZŌORYKTOLOGIA]. Sive Panzoologicomineralogia. Or a Compleat History of Animals and Minerals, Containing the Summe of All Authors, both Ancient and Modern, Galenicall and Chymicall, [...], Oxford: Printed by Hen[ry] Hall, for Jos[eph] Godwin, OCLC 79920846 ↗:
- The Venereall, are the delitious, laſcivious, mild, kinde, pleaſant, and tame; as the Calfe, cony, dog, goat, and skink#English|ſcinck.
- (chemistry, obsolete) Of or relating to copper (formerly called Venus by alchemists).
- French: vénérien, aphroditique
- German: venerisch
- Italian: venereo, venerea
- Portuguese: venéreo
- Russian: венери́ческий
- Spanish: venéreo