Russian edit

 
Же́нщина

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ženьščina, from *ženьskъ + *-ina, from *žena + *-ьskъ. By surface analysis, же́нский (žénskij) +‎ -ина (-ina).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʐɛnʲɕːɪnə]
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Noun edit

же́нщина (žénščinaf anim (genitive же́нщины, nominative plural же́нщины, genitive plural же́нщин, relational adjective же́нский)

  1. woman
  2. (low colloquial) Madam, lady, woman (rather crude but common form of address)

Declension edit

See also edit

References edit

  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993), “женщина”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1 (а – пантомима), 3rd edition, Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 299