See also: fémina

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

femino(woman) +‎ -a

AdjectiveEdit

femina ‎(accusative singular feminan, plural feminaj, accusative plural feminajn)

  1. feminine (of women), women's

Usage notesEdit

Relatively uncommon; the synonym virina is generally used instead.

SynonymsEdit


IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English feminine, French féminin, Italian femminile, Spanish femenino, from Latin fēminīnus from fēmina(woman), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂(who sucks).

AdjectiveEdit

femina

  1. female, feminine

Derived termsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • maskula(male, masculine)

InterlinguaEdit

 
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NounEdit

femina ‎(plural feminas)

  1. woman



LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁m̥h₁néh₂((the one) nursing, breastfeeding), the feminine mediopassive participle of *dʰeh₁(y)-(to suck, suckle).[1] Related to fīlius, fellō, fētus.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fēmina f ‎(genitive fēminae); first declension

  1. woman, wife
  2. (of animals) female
  3. (grammar) the feminine gender

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fēmina fēminae
genitive fēminae fēminārum
dative fēminae fēminīs
accusative fēminam fēminās
ablative fēminā fēminīs
vocative fēmina fēminae

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See femur.

NounEdit

femina

  1. nominative plural of femur
  2. accusative plural of femur
  3. vocative plural of femur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “fēmina”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 210