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If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.
Ruhollah Khomeini

Meaning of "sodomy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SODOMY

Via Old French sodomie from Latin (Vulgate) Sodoma Sodom.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SODOMY

sodomy  [ˈsɒdəmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SODOMY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sodomy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SODOMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sodomy

Sodomy is generally anal or oral sexual activity between people or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal, but may also include any non-procreative sexual activity. Originally, the term sodomy was commonly restricted to anal sex, and is derived from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Sodomy laws in many countries criminalized not only these behaviors, but other disfavored sexual activities as well. In the Western world, however, many of these laws have been overturned or are not routinely enforced.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SODOMY


academy
əˈkædəmɪ
agronomy
əˈɡrɒnəmɪ
Akademi
əˈkɑːdəmɪ
alchemy
ˈælkəmɪ
anatomy
əˈnætəmɪ
astronomy
əˈstrɒnəmɪ
autonomy
ɔːˈtɒnəmɪ
Bellamy
ˈbɛləmɪ
Deuteronomy
ˌdjuːtəˈrɒnəmɪ
dichotomy
daɪˈkɒtəmɪ
economy
ɪˈkɒnəmɪ
enemy
ˈɛnəmɪ
epitome
ɪˈpɪtəmɪ
gastronomy
ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ
hysterectomy
ˌhɪstəˈrɛktəmɪ
Naomi
ˈneɪəmɪ
ostomy
ˈɒstəmɪ
sesame
ˈsɛsəmɪ
taxonomy
tækˈsɒnəmɪ
vasectomy
væˈsɛktəmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SODOMY

sodium perborate
sodium peroxide
sodium phosphate
sodium propionate
sodium pyrosulfite
sodium silicate
sodium sulphate
sodium thiosulphate
sodium-free
sodium-vapor lamp
sodium-vapour lamp
Sodom
sodomise
sodomist
sodomite
sodomitic
sodomitical
sodomitically
sodomize

WORDS THAT END LIKE SODOMY

boomy
craniotomy
domy
endarterectomy
episiotomy
free-market economy
gloomy
homy
ileostomy
lumpectomy
market economy
molecular gastronomy
myomectomy
osteotomy
political economy
roomy
somy
splenectomy
thoracotomy
thyroidectomy

Synonyms and antonyms of sodomy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SODOMY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sodomy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sodomy

Translation of «sodomy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SODOMY

Find out the translation of sodomy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sodomy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sodomy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鸡奸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sodomía
570 millions of speakers

English

sodomy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुदामैथुन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللواط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

содомия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sodomia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পায়ুকাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sodomie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sodomi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Analverkehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ソドミー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남색
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sodomy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự kê gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புணர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संभोगाचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oğlancılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sodomia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sodomia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

содомія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sodomie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σοδομισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sodomie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sodomi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sodomi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sodomy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SODOMY»

The term «sodomy» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.149 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SODOMY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sodomy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sodomy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sodomy

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4 QUOTES WITH «SODOMY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sodomy.
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Warren E. Burger
To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.
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Marty Feldman
Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
3
Ruhollah Khomeini
If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.
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Dorothy Kilgallen
Sodomy is in the Bible, to be read in churches. I wouldn't rule it out of Mr. Bruce's act if he cares to comment on it.

ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SODOMY»

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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SODOMY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sodomy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Louisville hoops star cleared on sodomy charges
Former Louisville guard Chris Jones, cleared by a grand jury Wednesday on rape and sodomy charges, consults with coach Rick Pitino last November. «New York Post, Apr 15»
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Ex-Louisville player charged with rape, sodomy waives preliminary …
A former Louisville basketball player and two other men waived Monday's preliminary hearing for the alleged sodomy and rape of two women, sending the case ... «SportingNews.com, Mar 15»
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Ex-Louisville guard Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy just …
Both are charged with a count of rape and Tilford also a count of sodomy. J. J. Watt learns the 'Nae Nae'. J. J. Watt asked some kids to teach him the 'Nae Nae.'. «New York Daily News, Feb 15»
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Anwar sodomy conviction: Family seeks pardon
Anwar sodomy conviction: Family seeks pardon ... opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say they have sought a royal pardon over his conviction for sodomy. «BBC News, Feb 15»
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Malaysia court upholds sodomy conviction against opposition leader
(CNN) Malaysia's top court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on the charge of sodomizing a former political aide, prompting ... «CNN, Feb 15»
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Hiawayi Robinson's father, charged with murder and sodomy
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, police arrested Hiawatha Robinson, 38, on one count each of murder and first-degree sodomy in the September 2014 death of his ... «AL.com, Dec 14»
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Judges delay verdict in sodomy trial of Malaysian opposition leader …
The Malaysian top court began hearing a final appeal filed by Anwar against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to neutralize the threat he poses ... «Fox News, Nov 14»
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'More dangerous than cigarettes': Russians remove iPhone statue …
“After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was dismantled pursuant to Russian federal law on the protection of children from ... «New York Daily News, Nov 14»
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No political conspiracy, prosecution says in Anwar's Sodomy II appeal
Today is the prosecution's turn to answer points raised by the defence in Anwar's Sodomy II trial. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Nazir Sufari, October 31, 2014. «The Malaysian Insider, Oct 14»
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Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy final appeal
A court in Malaysia is hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against his sodomy conviction. Mr Anwar was accused of sodomising a ... «BBC News, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sodomy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sodomy>. Jun 2021 ».
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