nubile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nubile, from Latin nubilis (marriageable), from nūbō (marry, to take as husband), from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (to marry, to wed). Possibly cognate with Ancient Greek νύμφη (numphē, bride, young wife, nymph) (English nymph), but this is disputed.

AdjectiveEdit

nubile (comparative more nubile, superlative most nubile)

  1. of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (used of a young woman).
  2. sexually attractive (used of a young woman).

Usage notesEdit

For a man, especially a young man, eligible is sometimes used as the corresponding term, particularly in the phrase eligible bachelor.

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NounEdit

nubile (plural nubiles)

  1. A young sexually attractive woman

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nubilis.

AdjectiveEdit

nubile (masculine and feminine, plural nubiles)

  1. nubile

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nubilis.

AdjectiveEdit

nubile m, f (masculine and feminine plural nubili)

  1. unmarried

NounEdit

nubile f (plural nubili)

  1. unmarried woman
  2. spinster

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nūbile

  1. vocative masculine singular of nūbilus
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