English

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna (a sheath, scabbard; a covering, sheath, holder).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vəˈd͡ʒaɪ.nə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪnə

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas or vaginae or (obsolete) vaginæ)

  1. (anatomy) A passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina
    • 1991, Richard Evan Jones, Human Reproductive Biology, →ISBN, page 61:
      The epithelial lining of the vagina consists of many layers of flattened cells. Changes in the condition of these cells during the menstrual cycle can be detected by swabbing the lining and looking at the cells under a microscope.
    1. (zootomy) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  2. (botany) A sheathlike structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
    Synonym: sheath
  3. (colloquial) The vulva, or the vulva and the vaginal passage collectively.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vulva
  4. (derogatory, colloquial) A coward; a weakling; a pussy.

Usage notes

  • In technical discussions of anatomy, the vagina is a wholly internal structure and the vulva is wholly external, but in common use (since at least the 1930s),[1] vagina can refer to the vulva or function as a general term for the entire genitalia.

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Translations

References

  1. ^ Besides these examples from the 1930s onward, Martha Kirkpatrick, in Women’s Sexual Development: Explorations of Inner Space (2012), notes explicitly that a psychiatrist character played by a real psychiatrist uses it this way in the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and also cites another use from 1970.

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Anagrams

Afrikaans

 
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Noun

vagina (plural [please provide])

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skede

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Catalan

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of beina.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina f (plural vagines)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Danish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina c (singular definite vaginaen, plural indefinite vaginaer)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Declension

Synonyms

Derived terms

Further reading

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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːɣinaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vagina's, diminutive vaginaatje n)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonyms: schede; see also Thesaurus:vagina

Esperanto

Etymology

From vagino +‎ -a.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [vaˈɡina]
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: va‧gin‧a

Adjective

vagina (accusative singular vaginan, plural vaginaj, accusative plural vaginajn)

  1. vaginal

Finnish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑɡinɑ/, [ˈʋɑ̝ɡinɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑɡinɑ
  • Syllabification(key): va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: emätin

Declension

Inflection of vagina (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative vagina vaginat
genitive vaginan vaginoiden
vaginoitten
vaginojen
partitive vaginaa vaginoita
vaginoja
illative vaginaan vaginoihin
singular plural
nominative vagina vaginat
accusative nom. vagina vaginat
gen. vaginan
genitive vaginan vaginoiden
vaginoitten
vaginojen
vaginainrare
partitive vaginaa vaginoita
vaginoja
inessive vaginassa vaginoissa
elative vaginasta vaginoista
illative vaginaan vaginoihin
adessive vaginalla vaginoilla
ablative vaginalta vaginoilta
allative vaginalle vaginoille
essive vaginana vaginoina
translative vaginaksi vaginoiksi
abessive vaginatta vaginoitta
instructive vaginoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of vagina (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vaginani vaginani
accusative nom. vaginani vaginani
gen. vaginani
genitive vaginani vaginoideni
vaginoitteni
vaginojeni
vaginainirare
partitive vaginaani vaginoitani
vaginojani
inessive vaginassani vaginoissani
elative vaginastani vaginoistani
illative vaginaani vaginoihini
adessive vaginallani vaginoillani
ablative vaginaltani vaginoiltani
allative vaginalleni vaginoilleni
essive vaginanani vaginoinani
translative vaginakseni vaginoikseni
abessive vaginattani vaginoittani
instructive
comitative vaginoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vaginasi vaginasi
accusative nom. vaginasi vaginasi
gen. vaginasi
genitive vaginasi vaginoidesi
vaginoittesi
vaginojesi
vaginaisirare
partitive vaginaasi vaginoitasi
vaginojasi
inessive vaginassasi vaginoissasi
elative vaginastasi vaginoistasi
illative vaginaasi vaginoihisi
adessive vaginallasi vaginoillasi
ablative vaginaltasi vaginoiltasi
allative vaginallesi vaginoillesi
essive vaginanasi vaginoinasi
translative vaginaksesi vaginoiksesi
abessive vaginattasi vaginoittasi
instructive
comitative vaginoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vaginamme vaginamme
accusative nom. vaginamme vaginamme
gen. vaginamme
genitive vaginamme vaginoidemme
vaginoittemme
vaginojemme
vaginaimmerare
partitive vaginaamme vaginoitamme
vaginojamme
inessive vaginassamme vaginoissamme
elative vaginastamme vaginoistamme
illative vaginaamme vaginoihimme
adessive vaginallamme vaginoillamme
ablative vaginaltamme vaginoiltamme
allative vaginallemme vaginoillemme
essive vaginanamme vaginoinamme
translative vaginaksemme vaginoiksemme
abessive vaginattamme vaginoittamme
instructive
comitative vaginoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vaginanne vaginanne
accusative nom. vaginanne vaginanne
gen. vaginanne
genitive vaginanne vaginoidenne
vaginoittenne
vaginojenne
vaginainnerare
partitive vaginaanne vaginoitanne
vaginojanne
inessive vaginassanne vaginoissanne
elative vaginastanne vaginoistanne
illative vaginaanne vaginoihinne
adessive vaginallanne vaginoillanne
ablative vaginaltanne vaginoiltanne
allative vaginallenne vaginoillenne
essive vaginananne vaginoinanne
translative vaginaksenne vaginoiksenne
abessive vaginattanne vaginoittanne
instructive
comitative vaginoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative vaginansa vaginansa
accusative nom. vaginansa vaginansa
gen. vaginansa
genitive vaginansa vaginoidensa
vaginoittensa
vaginojensa
vaginainsarare
partitive vaginaansa vaginoitaan
vaginojaan
vaginoitansa
vaginojansa
inessive vaginassaan
vaginassansa
vaginoissaan
vaginoissansa
elative vaginastaan
vaginastansa
vaginoistaan
vaginoistansa
illative vaginaansa vaginoihinsa
adessive vaginallaan
vaginallansa
vaginoillaan
vaginoillansa
ablative vaginaltaan
vaginaltansa
vaginoiltaan
vaginoiltansa
allative vaginalleen
vaginallensa
vaginoilleen
vaginoillensa
essive vaginanaan
vaginanansa
vaginoinaan
vaginoinansa
translative vaginakseen
vaginaksensa
vaginoikseen
vaginoiksensa
abessive vaginattaan
vaginattansa
vaginoittaan
vaginoittansa
instructive
comitative vaginoineen
vaginoinensa

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Interlingua

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

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Italian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of guaina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaˈd͡ʒi.na/
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: va‧gì‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vagine)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina

Derived terms

See also

Anagrams

Latin

 
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Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *wāgīnā (sheath, scabbard),[1] possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wag- (sheath, cover).[2] Tentatively cognate with Lithuanian vóžti (to cover).

Pronunciation

Noun

vāgīna f (genitive vāgīnae); first declension

  1. (literal) a sheath, scabbard
    • c. 52 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 5.44:
      Avertit hic casus vaginam et gladium educere conanti dextram moratur manum, impeditumque hostes circumsistunt.
      This circumstance turns aside his scabbard and obstructs his right hand when attempting to draw his sword: the enemy crowd around him when [thus] embarrassed.
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.579:
      Dixit, vaginaque eripit ensem fulmineum, strictoque ferit retinacula ferro.
      He said, and from its scabbard forth he flashed the lightning of his sword, with his sword he struck the hawsers.
    • 43 BCEc. 17 CE, Ovid, Fasti 4.928-930:
      ‘inquinet arma situs, cōnātusque aliquis vāgīnā dūcere ferrum adstrictum longā sentiat esse morā.’
      Literally:
      ‘‘May [rust] stain weapons having been set down, and anyone having tried to draw from the scabbard to be feeling the iron having been tightened by a prolonged delay.’’
      Or in more natural English:
      ‘‘May rust stain disused weapons, and let anyone who tries to pull his sword from the scabbard feel it stuck by long neglect.’’
    Mitte gladium in vaginam.Put the sword into its sheath.
    Gladium vaginā proripere.To draw a sword from the sheath hastily.
  2. (transferred sense) the covering, sheath, holder of anything
    Omnia principalia viscera membranis propriis ac velut vaginis inclusit natura.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Cremato eo (corpore), inimici ... remeanti animae veluti vaginam ademerint.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    1. the hull, husk
    2. (anatomy) the vagina
    3. (zootomy, in cats) the sheath of a claw

Usage notes

Not used medically/anatomically during classical times.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vāgīna vāgīnae
Genitive vāgīnae vāgīnārum
Dative vāgīnae vāgīnīs
Accusative vāgīnam vāgīnās
Ablative vāgīnā vāgīnīs
Vocative vāgīna vāgīnae

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Descendants

Borrowings (anatomical sense)

References

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “vāgīna”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 650
  2. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of vanilje.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer, definite plural vaginaene)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

Derived terms

References

Norwegian Nynorsk

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer or vaginaar, definite plural vaginaene or vaginaane)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

Derived terms

References

Occitan

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Portuguese

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of bainha and vagem.

Pronunciation

 
 

  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina/translations

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaɡǐːna/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagína f (Cyrillic spelling ваги́на)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: rȍdnica

Declension

Slovene

 
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Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagȋna f

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Inflection

 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. vagína
gen. sing. vagíne
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
vagína vagíni vagíne
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
vagíne vagín vagín
dative
(dajȃlnik)
vagíni vagínama vagínam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
vagíno vagíni vagíne
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
vagíni vagínah vagínah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
vagíno vagínama vagínami

Derived terms

Further reading

  • vagina”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of vaina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baˈxina/ [baˈxi.na]
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Syllabification: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina

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Swedish

Noun

vagina c

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonyms: slida, (vulgar) fitthål

Declension

Declension of vagina 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vagina vaginan vaginor vaginorna
Genitive vaginas vaginans vaginors vaginornas

Derived terms

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See also

References