pudendum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pudenda (that where of one ought to feel shame), substantive use of the neuter plural gerundive of pudet (it shames); in Latin the usage in the plural form (to mean external genitalia), was far more common than the singular form, as is also the case in English.

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Noun[edit]

pudendum (plural pudenda)

  1. (usually in the plural) An external genital organ in a human; especially a woman’s vulva.
  2. (figuratively) A shameful part of something.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pudet (it shames).

Pronunciation[edit]

Gerund[edit]

pudendum n accusative (gerundive pudendus)

  1. shaming

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, defective.

Number Singular
nominative
genitive pudendī
dative pudendō
accusative pudendum
ablative pudendō
vocative

There is no nominative form. The present active infinitive of the parent verb is used in situations that require a nominative form.
The accusative may also be substituted by the infinitive in this way.

Participle[edit]

pudendum

  1. nominative neuter singular of pudendus
  2. accusative masculine singular of pudendus
  3. accusative neuter singular of pudendus
  4. vocative neuter singular of pudendus

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