genitalia

See also: genitália

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin genitalia, substantive use of plural of genitalis (pertaining to generation or birth).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒɛ.nɪˈteɪ.li.jə/, /ˌd͡ʒɛ.nɪˈteɪ.jəl.jə/, /ˌd͡ʒɛ.nə-/
  • (file)

NounEdit

genitalia

  1. External sex organs.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 189:
      The second turning of the spiral is the fact that the pink blush of the female genitalia is what lures Enkidu away from his wild companions into what becomes the beginning of his movement into human society.
  2. (by extension) Any sex organs, whether external or internal.

Usage notesEdit

  • In form, genitalia is plural; the singular would theoretically be *genitale, but this is not used.
  • Genitalia may be used with either singular or plural verbs; using plural verbs ("his genitalia are...") is two or three times more common than using singular verbs ("his genitalia is...").
  • Sometimes, when genitalia is treated as singular, the plural genitalias is found, mostly in nonstandard or non-native speakers' English (albeit including non-native speakers' scholarly and scientific writing).

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

(external sex organs):

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

genitālia

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural of genitālis

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

genitalia m pl (definite plural genitaliene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by genitalier

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

genitalia n pl (definite plural genitaliaa)

  1. genitalia
    Synonym: kjønnsorgan

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin genitālia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛ.ɲiˈta.lja/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alja
  • Syllabification: ge‧ni‧ta‧lia

NounEdit

genitalia nvir

  1. genitalia (genitals or sex organs)
    Synonym: przyrodzenie

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

adjective

Further readingEdit

  • genitalia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • genitalia in Polish dictionaries at PWN