אינטרסקס

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English intersex and related forms in other languages.

Adjective[edit]

אינטרסקס (transliteration needed)

  1. Intersex, intersexed.

Noun[edit]

אינטרסקס (ínterseksm

  1. Intersex: the condition of being intersex.
  2. An intersex person.
  3. Used as a plural.
    • 2011 May 13, ליאת שלזינגר (Liat Schlessinger), “המין השלישי: היציאה מהארון של האינטרסקס” (hamín hash'lishí: hay'tsi'á meiha'arón shel ha'ínterseks, “The third sex: The coming out of intersex people”), in nrgמעריב:
      אחרי שנים של חיים במסתור האינטרסקס לא מתביישים.
      akharéi shaním shel khayím b'mistór, ha'ínterseks lo mitbay'shím.
      After years of life in hiding, intersex people are not ashamed.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The grammar of this word is not consistent. Sometimes it is treated as singular, sometimes as plural; a regular plural אינטרסקסים (interséksim) does exist. When used as a modifier, it is sometimes treated as an adjective, sometimes as an attributive noun. As a result, the following can all be synonymous: אנשים אינטרסקס (anashím ínterseks), אנשי אינטרסקס (anshéi-ínterseks), אינטרסקס (ínterseks), אינטרסקסים (interséksim). Currently אנשים אינטרסקסים (anashím interséksim) does not seem to be attested, however.