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Proper nounEdit

Vagina f

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Solenidae – a species of clams, now Solen marginatus, formerly Solen vagina. [from 1811]

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vāgīna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːɡina/, /vaˈɡiːna/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Vagina f (genitive Vagina, plural Vaginen or Vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
  2. (by extension) the female sexual organs including the vulva

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Vaginen is officially standard, although Vaginas is widely predominant in general usage.
  • The stylistic level of Vagina is similar to that of English “vagina”, although the German word is somewhat less current in the vernacular. Both Vagina and the loan translation Scheide are also used to include the vulva (as in English). In formal language, Schambereich or (dated) Scham are also widely used. There is much variation in the vernacular with Muschi possibly being the most common.

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