English

 
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Etymology

From Latin vāgīna(sheath).

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina ‎(plural vaginas or vaginae or vaginæ)

  1. (anatomy) The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
    • 1991, Mark M. Jones, Human Reproductive Biology (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.
  2. (zoology) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  3. (botany) A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
  4. (colloquial) The vulva.

Usage notes

Vagina in general colloquial use refers to the vulva or female genitals generally, but in anatomy the vagina is a wholly internal structure and calling the vulva the vagina is analogous to calling the lips the mouth or throat.

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Catalan

 
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet beina.

Noun

vagina f ‎(plural vagines)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Derived terms


Dutch

 
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Pronunciation

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

Etymology

From Latin vāgīna.

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Esperanto

Etymology

vagino +‎ -a

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

  1. vaginal

Finnish

Etymology

From Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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
instructive vaginoin
abessive vaginatta vaginoitta
comitative vaginoineen

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet guaina.

Noun

vagina f ‎(plural vagine)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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See also

Anagrams


Latin

 
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Etymology

Not used medically/anatomically during classical times. From Proto-Indo-European *wag-ina(fit, cover), from *wag(split, break) in the sense of a split piece of wood used to make a sheath. Also connected with Lithuanian voziu(hollow cover).

Alternative forms

  • uāgīna

Pronunciation

Pronunciation 1

Noun

vāgīna f ‎(genitive vāgīnae); first declension

  1. sheath, scabbard
    Mitte gladium in vaginam.‎ ― Put the sword into its sheath.
    Gladium vāgina proripere.‎ ― To draw a sword from the sheath hastily.
  2. covering, sheath, holder of any thing
    Omnia principalia viscera membranis propriis ac velut vaginis inclusit natura.
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    Cremato eo (corpore), inimici ... remeanti animae veluti vaginam ademerint.
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  3. sheath of an ear of grain, etc., the hull, husk
  4. female vagina
  5. sheath of a claw, in cats
Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vāgīna vāgīnae
genitive vāgīnae vāgīnārum
dative vāgīnae vāgīnīs
accusative vāgīnam vāgīnās
ablative vāgīnā vāgīnīs
vocative vāgīna vāgīnae
Descendants

Pronunciation 2

Noun

vāgīnā f

  1. ablative singular of vāgīna

References


Norwegian Bokmål

 
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Etymology

From Latin vagina.

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Norwegian Nynorsk

 
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Etymology

From Latin vagina.

Noun

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

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Occitan

 
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina f

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Portuguese

 
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet bainha, compare also vagem.

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

vagína f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ваги́на)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Slovene

 
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Etymology

From Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagína f ‎(genitive vagíne, nominative plural vagíne)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet vaina.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina f ‎(plural vaginas)

  1. vagina