nubile

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EtymologyEdit

From French nubile, from Latin nubilis ‎(marriageable), from nūbō ‎(marry, to take as husband), from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- ‎(to marry, to wed). Possibly cognate with Ancient Greek νύμφη ‎(númphē, bride, young wife, nymph) (English nymph), but this is disputed.

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nubile ‎(comparative more nubile, superlative most nubile)

  1. Of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (principally of a young woman).
  2. Sexually attractive (especially of a young woman).

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For a man, especially a young man, eligible is sometimes used as the corresponding term in the sense ‘marriageable’, particularly in the phrase eligible bachelor.

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NounEdit

nubile ‎(plural nubiles)

  1. A young sexually attractive woman.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nubilis.

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nubile m, f ‎(plural nubiles)

  1. nubile

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nubilis.

AdjectiveEdit

nubile m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural nubili)

  1. unmarried

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nubile f ‎(plural nubili)

  1. unmarried woman
  2. spinster

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AdjectiveEdit

nūbile

  1. vocative masculine singular of nūbilus
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