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nubile

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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 (númphē, bride, young wife, nymph) (English nymph), but this is disputed.

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AdjectiveEdit

nubile (comparative more nubile, superlative most nubile)

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

Usage notesEdit

For a man, especially a young man, eligible is sometimes used as the corresponding term in the sense ‘marriageable’, 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.

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nubile (masculine and feminine, plural nubiles)

  1. nubile

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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