See also: vulvă and Vulva

EnglishEdit

 
Illustration of a vulva.

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva, earlier volva (womb, female sexual organ), probably from volvō (to turn, wrap around). Akin to Sanskrit उल्ब (úlba, womb).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʌlvə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

vulva (plural vulvas or vulvae or vulvæ)

  1. (anatomy) The external female sexual organs, collectively.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vulva
    Hypernym: genitals
  2. (biology) A protrusion on the side of a nematode.

Usage notesEdit

See usage notes at vagina for the difference between vulva and vagina.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏl.vaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vul‧va

NounEdit

vulva f (plural vulvas or vulvae)

  1. vulva
    Synonyms: schaamspleet, voorbips

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • vagina (in specialist language the same sense as English vagina, but in colloquial language synonymous with vulva)

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋulʋɑ/, [ˈʋulʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ulʋɑ
  • Syllabification: vul‧va

NounEdit

vulva

  1. (anatomy) vulva
    Synonym: häpy

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vulva (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative vulva vulvat
genitive vulvan vulvien
partitive vulvaa vulvia
illative vulvaan vulviin
singular plural
nominative vulva vulvat
accusative nom. vulva vulvat
gen. vulvan
genitive vulvan vulvien
vulvainrare
partitive vulvaa vulvia
inessive vulvassa vulvissa
elative vulvasta vulvista
illative vulvaan vulviin
adessive vulvalla vulvilla
ablative vulvalta vulvilta
allative vulvalle vulville
essive vulvana vulvina
translative vulvaksi vulviksi
instructive vulvin
abessive vulvatta vulvitta
comitative vulvineen
Possessive forms of vulva (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person vulvani vulvamme
2nd person vulvasi vulvanne
3rd person vulvansa

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva.

NounEdit

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. vulva

InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vulva, Italian vulva, English vulva, Spanish vulva, Portuguese vulva, French vulve.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vulva (plural vulvas)

  1. vulva

Coordinate termsEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from the Proto-Indo-European root *welH- (to turn, wind).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvul.va/
  • Rhymes: -ulva
  • Hyphenation: vùl‧va

NounEdit

vulva f (plural vulve)

  1. (anatomy) the external female genitalia; vulva
  2. (by extension, slang, humorous) vagina

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind). Cognates include Sanskrit उल्ब (ulba).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vulva f (genitive vulvae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) the womb
    Synonyms: mātrīx, uterus
  2. (anatomy, chiefly Medieval Latin) the vagina (the external orifice of the female reproductive tract)
    Synonyms: (euphemistic) vāgīna, (vulgar) cunnus, (medieval) valva
    Holonyms: verētrum, muliebria, pudenda, verenda, genitālia, partēs, membra, nātūra

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike its English descendant, refers to the vagina (the internal tract) and not to the vulva (the external genitals), even medievally.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vulva vulvae
Genitive vulvae vulvārum
Dative vulvae vulvīs
Accusative vulvam vulvās
Ablative vulvā vulvīs
Vocative vulva vulvae

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

NounEdit

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. (anatomy) vulva (the external female sexual organs)
    Synonym: (vulgar) cona

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbulba/, [ˈbul.β̞a]
  • Hyphenation: vul‧va

NounEdit

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. (anatomy) vulva (the external female sexual organs)
    Synonym: (vulgar) coño

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit