femmina

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fēmina, from Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁m̥h₁néh₂ ((the one) nursing, breastfeeding), the feminine mediopassive participle of *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle). Cognate with Portuguese fêmea, Spanish hembra, French femme.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfem.mi.na/
  • Rhymes: -emmina
  • Hyphenation: fém‧mi‧na

NounEdit

femmina f (plural femmine)

  1. female
    Antonym: maschio

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