domina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin domina (mistress).

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Noun[edit]

domina (plural dominas)

  1. The head of a nunnery.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 29:
      Each of the nuns was heard in her turn, while the others waited with the domina in the adjoining vestry.
  2. A dominatrix.
    • 1997, Rosemary Hennessy, Chrys Ingraham, Materialist feminism: a reader in class, difference, and women's lives (page 294)
      Instead, Social Text "tarts up" the issue of sex work with sexy photos of dominas and cross-dressers, replicating, in a slightly more self-conscious and progressive way, the nineteenth-century exoticization []
    • 2004, Pamela Church Gibson, More dirty looks: gender, pornography and power
      Dominas therefore stress the emotional and physical skill, as well as the dangers, involved in commercial S/M []

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

domina

  1. domina, dominatrix (dominant female in sadomasochistic practices)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

domina

  1. third-person singular past historic of dominer

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

domina

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dominare
  2. second-person singular imperative of dominare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of dominus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

domina f (genitive dominae); first declension

  1. lady or mistress of the house

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative domina dominae
genitive dominae dominārum
dative dominae dominīs
accusative dominam dominās
ablative dominā dominīs
vocative domina dominae

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

domina

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dominar
  2. second-person singular imperative of dominar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dominari, French dominer.

Verb[edit]

a domina (third-person singular present domină, past participle dominat1st conj.

  1. to dominate

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

domina

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dominar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of dominar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of dominar.