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Definition: buttocks, greatly shaped buttocks

Pronunciation: ka-le-PIJ-e-an


Aphrodite’s statute at Syracuse was named kallipygos, after the Greek adjective kallos meaning beauty and the noun pyge, meaning a rump, or- buttocks.

Why this word? 
Oh wow- what a word!
The way the consonants roll of your tongue when you pronounce the word- make the definition so clear- it is about to get animalistic! I hear this word said with the main stress falling on the J sound, and the secondary stress on the “e-an” part, which would be pronounced through lips thin as a line… Yes, that’s how I hear it. That’s how I’d probably say it. Almost as if I was angry.

This is also a great word for each and every occasion in which you’d like to discuss a woman’s beautiful behind without her knowing it.
Until now, you had to whisper (or text message) while now you can just use this heart-warming word no one but you knows!

And regardless- what a lovely alternative!

How do you use the word callipygian in a sentence?

Callipygian is an adjective pertaining to, well, buttocks (butts, behinds and other b- words!).
But not ALL b- words, just the really nice ones.

“You have magically callipygian features! Do you work out a lot??”


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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.


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