edzino

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Perhaps back-formation from Yiddish רביצין (rebetsin, rebbetzin, rabbi's wife). Zamenhof's explanation that it was from German Kronprinzessin (Crown Princess) is thought to have been an attempt to avoid antisemitism.[1] Reanalysed as edzo (husband, spouse) +‎ -ino (female).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eˈdzino/
  • Hyphenation: e‧dzi‧no[2]

Noun[edit]

edzino (plural edzinoj, accusative singular edzinon, accusative plural edzinojn)

  1. wife (married woman)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebbe Vilborg, Etimologia Vortaro de Esperanto, 1989–2001
  2. ^ Kalocsay & Waringhien, Plena Analiza Gramatiko de Esperanto