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EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 881 in The Sequence of Saint Eulalia. Borrowed from Latin virginitās.

NounEdit

virginité f (plural virginités)

  1. virginity (state of being a virgin)
    Synonym: pucelage
  2. (literary) moral purity
    [Google] est en train, d'une certaine manière, de sortir [de Chine] avec une sorte de virginité, ou en tout cas gagnant sur le terrain moral.

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EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 881 in The Sequence of Saint Eulalia. Borrowed from Latin virginitās.

NounEdit

virginité f (oblique plural virginitez, nominative singular virginité, nominative plural virginitez)

  1. virginity (state of being a virgin)
    • circa 1120, Philippe de Taon, Bestiaire, line 444:
      a virginité demustre
      [they] demonstrate their virginity

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: virginité