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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese femea, femẽa (female), from Latin fēmina (woman, wife, female), from Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂ ((f.) one who is sucked; one who suckles), derivation of the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle).

Cognate with Galician femia, Spanish hembra, Occitan femna, French femme, Italian femmina and Romanian famen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fêmea f (plural fêmeas)

  1. female

AntonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Kabuverdianu: fémia