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Are the words penis, pen, pencil, peninsula related in some way.

is it something to do with all of them being long and narrow objects?
i think pencil has roots in the latin word for tail and so does penis

peninsula is different though, that's unrelated. paene insula. almost island.

thanks high school latin education!
'Penicillus' is the origin. The other words are diminuitives.
@EugenieLaBorgia Penicillus googled it... a little tail
@SW-User Yes!
davidginsberg99 · 22-25, M
Penis and pen both come from the Latin for tail
They are all phallus like
Nope there are tons of words that begin with the letters, "pen."
Quizzical · 46-50, M

Speak for yourself! lol
Twoinmanc · 46-50, M
Less of the long!!

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