бесполый

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1839. бес- (bes-, -less) +‎ пол (pol, sex) +‎ -ый (-yj), calque of French asexuel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

беспо́лый (bespólyj)

  1. asexual (without sexual action; having no distinct sex)

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References[edit]

  • Arapova, N. S. (2000), “бесполый”, in Kalʹki v russkom jazyke poslepetrovskovo perioda. Opyt slovarja [Calques in Post-Petrine Russian. An Essay of a Dictionary] (in Russian), Moscow: Moscow University Press, page 54