German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German wīplich, from Old High German wīblīh, from Proto-Germanic *wībalīkaz, equivalent to Weib +‎ -lich. Cognate with Dutch wijfelijk, English wifely.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ̯plɪç/
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Adjective edit

weiblich (strong nominative masculine singular weiblicher, not comparable)

  1. female
    Sie gehört dem weiblichen Geschlecht an.
    She belongs to the female sex.
  2. (grammar) feminine

Antonyms edit

Adjective edit

weiblich (strong nominative masculine singular weiblicher, comparative weiblicher, superlative am weiblichsten)

  1. feminine, womanly
    Antonym: männlich

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • weiblich” in Duden online
  • weiblich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

weiblich (comparative weiblicher, superlative weiblichst)

  1. female
  2. feminine

Declension edit

Declension of weiblich (see also Appendix:Hunsrik adjectives)
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative weiblich weiblich weiblich weibliche
accusative weibliche weiblich weiblich weibliche
dative weibliche weibliche weibliche weibliche
Strong inflection nominative weiblicher weibliche weibliches weibliche
accusative weibliche weibliche weibliches weibliche
dative weiblichem weiblicher weiblichem weibliche

Further reading edit

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

From Old High German wīblīh. Compare German weiblich, English wifely.

Adjective edit

weiblich

  1. womanly
  2. effeminate