What is virile?

  • (adj): (of a male) able to copulate.
    Synonyms: potent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on virile:

Georges Hébert - Bibliography
... (1913) La Culture Virile et les Devoirs Physiques de L'Officier Combattant published in Lib Vuilbert Paris, 152 pp. 4th edition) (1942) Marche et Sauts (1941–42) L'éducation physique virile et morale par la méthode naturelle ... (1942) L'éducation physique virile et morale par la méthode naturelle ...
Neptune (mythology) - Worship and Theology - Fertility Deity and Divine Ancestor
... The virile potency of Neptune would be represented by Salacia (derived from salax, salio in its original sense of salacious, lustful, desiring sexual ... Salacia would then represent the god's desire for intercourse with Earth, his virile generating potency manifesting itself in rainfall ... this same approach Fowler considered Salacia the personification of the virile potency that generated a Latin people, parallel with Mars, Saturn, Janus and even Jupiter ...
Georges Hébert - Development of His System
... In the "virile" or energetic sense, the system consists in having sufficient energy, willpower, courage, coolness, and firmness ... be considered as the result of these three particular forces it is a physical, virile and moral synthesis ... With regard to the development of virile qualities, this is obtained by the execution of certain difficult or dangerous exercises requiring the development of these various qualities, for example ...

More definitions of "virile":

  • (adj): Characterized by energy and vigor.
    Example: "A virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"

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