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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of feminine

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

NounEdit

fem (plural fems)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) An effeminate or homosexual man.
  2. (LGBT slang) The more feminine member of a lesbian relationship.
    Synonym: femme
    Antonym: butch

AdjectiveEdit

fem (comparative more fem, superlative most fem)

  1. (colloquial) feminine, effeminate
    Antonym: masc

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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin fimum.

NounEdit

fem m (plural fems)

  1. dung
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

fem

  1. first-person plural present indicative form of fer
  2. first-person plural present subjunctive form of fer
  3. first-person plural imperative form of fer

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

Danish cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fem
    Ordinal : femte

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fimm, from Proto-Germanic *fimf, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (five).

NumeralEdit

fem

  1. five

ElfdalianEdit

Elfdalian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fem

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fimm, from Proto-Germanic *fimf. Cognate with Swedish fem.

NumeralEdit

fem

  1. five

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : fem
    Ordinal : femte

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fimm (five), from Proto-Germanic *fimf, ultimately from *pémpe, variant of Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

fem

  1. five

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fimm (five)

NumeralEdit

fem

  1. five

Derived termsEdit

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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun) fim
  • (Puter, Vallader) füm

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fūmus.

NounEdit

fem m

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) smoke

SwedishEdit

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English fermentation.

NounEdit

fem (nominative plural fems)

  1. fermentation

DeclensionEdit