-andry

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Etymology[edit]

From three inextricable sources:

  • the Ancient Greek -ανδρία (-andria), forming abstract nouns of quality or condition from ἀνήρ (anēr, man”, “husband);
  • Ancient Greek ἀνδρ- (andr-) (andr-: the stem of ἀνήρ (anēr)) + English -y (suffix forming abstract nouns of quality or condition); and,
  • the -andry element of polyandry [1680].

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-andry

  1. male mate(s), husband(s)
    monandry [1855], polygynandry [1962]
  2. man, men; male(s)
    pseudandry [1868], misandry [1898], proterandry [1922]
  3. male reproductive organ(s); (especially in botany): stamen(s)
    protandry [1870], synandry [1900]

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