Eunuch


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EUNUCH. A male whose organs of generation have been so far removed or disorganized, that he is rendered incapable of reproducing his species. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. prel. tit. 2, s. 1, n. 10.

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The noble Korean eunuchs lived 14 to 19 years longer than men of similar social class who were "intact".
She said that on May 24, Iqbal and other eunuchs were celebrating Rani's birthday when police raided the hall and falsely implicated Iqbal and Rani in an alleged gay marriage case.
A web contained the host female and two males, of which the larger one was a full eunuch (individual that had severed both palps) and the smaller one was intact with both palps (Fig.
The raving eunuch monks are captivated by the respective universes they inhabit and are passionately engrossed in fashioning and refashioning their imagined places in them," said one reviewer.
Before beginning my survey, however, I must note the broader context in which this pairing of eunuch and blackamoor recurs--the powerful and protean culture of empire, where these two figures share a political history grounded in two millennia of travel and conquest, enslavement and exile.
the definition of eunuchism; Leo VI's law allowing eunuchs to adopt; the existence of a eunuch eparch), whilst Ringrose's list of identifiable eunuchs would have made a useful appendix.
She attempts to shoehorn the practice into an adaptive Darwinian model when she writes, "The parents of eunuch slaves presumably benefited from the sale of their child into slavery, and perhaps this enabled them to raise additional children.
Indeed, pre- and early modern references to castration, gelding, and eunuchs for the most part refer to removal of the testicles rather than the penis.
Zulfu Livaneli Der Eunuch von Konstantinopel Wolfgang Riemann, tr.
A PATIENT who had surgery in a Scots clinic to be transformed into a woman is suing for pounds 250,000 after claiming doctors had turned her into a eunuch.
After a short ride and conversation together, the eunuch is sold on Jesus.