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Brunei MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

cognate with Malay betina

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AdjectiveEdit

betina

  1. (of animals) female

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay betina, from Proto-Malayic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina.

AdjectiveEdit

betina

  1. female (belonging to the sex with larger, fertilizable gametes (for animals))
  2. womanly

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina (compare Fijian tina).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

betina (Jawi spelling بتينا‎)

  1. female (belonging to the sex with larger, fertilizable gametes (of animals and plants))

Usage notesEdit

  • The word tends to be derogatory in nature when applied in the human sense, akin to addressing someone with the word bitch.

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