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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From femino (woman) +‎ -a.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /feˈmina/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧min‧a
  • Rhymes: -ina

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. feminine (of women), women's
    Synonym: virina

Usage notesEdit

Relatively uncommon; the synonym virina is generally used instead.


IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


InterlinguaEdit

 
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NounEdit

femina (plural feminas)

  1. woman

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥h₁n-éh₂ ((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
    • 19 BCE, Publius Vergilius Maro, Aeneid, I, 361-364.
      conveniunt, quibus aut odium crudele tyranni
      aut metus acer erat; navis, quae forte paratae,
      corripiunt, onerantque auro: portantur avari
      Pygmalionis opes pelago; dux femina facti.
      Those came together that either felt ruthless hate or bitter fear for their tyrant. They seized ships that had incidentally already been arranged and loaded them with gold. The treasures of avaricious Pygmalion were carried at sea. They made a woman their leader.
  2. wife
  3. (of animals) female
    • 45 BCE, Marcus Tullius Cicero, De natura deorum, II, 128.
      nam primum aliae mares aliae feminae sunt, quod perpetuitatis causa machinata natura est, deinde partes corporis et ad procreandum et ad concipiendum aptissimae, et in mari et in femina commiscendorum corporum mirae libidines, cum autem in locis semen insedit rapit omnem fere cibum ad sese eoque saeptum fingit animal;
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  4. (grammar) the feminine gender
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See femur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

femina

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

Etymology 3Edit

Inflected form of feminō.

VerbEdit

feminā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of feminō

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