wommanhede

Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From womman +‎ -hede.

NounEdit

wommanhede (uncountable)

  1. The state of being a woman; womanhood.
  2. The female sex in general.
  3. The traits or qualities characteristic of women; femininity, womanliness.
  4. (by extension) In men: effeminacy.
  5. (with possessive determiner) A general honorific title for a woman.
    • John Lydgate, Troy Book
      Ne did servise to ȝoure wommanhed.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: womanhood; womanhead

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