German edit

Etymology edit

homo- +‎ sexuell, replacing older homosexual.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌhomozɛksuˈɛl/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /-sɛksu-/ (many speakers, by analogy with the English loanword Sex)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ho‧mo‧se‧xu‧ell

Adjective edit

homosexuell (strong nominative masculine singular homosexueller, not comparable)

  1. homosexual
    • 1918, Heinrich Mann, Der Untertan[1], Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, page 49:
      Einer, ein Schauspieler mit einem Gesicht, als sei ihm alles eins, kehrte um, stellte sich nochmals vor den Stabsarzt hin und sagte laut, mit sorgfältiger Aussprache: „Ich möchte noch hinzufügen, daß ich homosexuell bin.“ Der Stabsarzt wich zurück, er war ganz rot. Stimmlos sagte er: „Solche Schweine können wir allerdings nicht brauchen.“
      One man, an actor with a face as if he couldn't care less, turned around, placed himself in front of the staff surgeon again and said, carefully articulated: "I want to add that I'm homosexual." The staff surgeon receded, completely reddened. Voicelessly he said: "That kind of scum, on the other hand, we don't need at all."

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Adjective edit

homosexuell (comparative mer homosexuell, superlative mest homosexuell)

  1. homosexual
    Synonyms: gay, (male, possibly offensive) bög, lesbisk, (female, possibly offensive) lebb, (female, possibly offensive) flata

Declension edit

Inflection of homosexuell
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular homosexuell
Neuter singular homosexuellt
Plural homosexuella
Masculine plural3 homosexuelle
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 homosexuelle
All homosexuella
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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