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See also: [U+C6B0 HANGUL SYLLABLE U] and [U+2625 ANKH]

U+2640, ♀
FEMALE SIGN

[U+263F]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+2641]
⚲
, Classical form of the symbol

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A (copper/bronze) handmirror, symbol of the Greek goddess Aphrodite (and her Roman equivalent Venus). The cross was added in the 16th century to Christianize the symbol of a pagan god.

Symbol[edit]

♀︎

  1. (biology) female.
    • 1961 August 17, New Scientist, volume 11, number 248 (in English), Reed Business Information, →ISSN, page 413:
      In his Mantissa Plantarum (1767) and Mantissa Plantarum altera (1771), [Linnaeus] regularly used ♂, and ☿ for male, female and hermaphrodite flowers respectively.
    • 1990, Charles S. Churcher, “Cranial Appendages of Giraffoidea”, George A. Bubenik, Anthony B. Bubenik, Horns, Pronghorns, and Antlers: Evolution, Morphology, Physiology, and Social Significance, New York: Springer-Verlag, →ISBN, chapter 1.5, page 183:
      Figure 2. Ossicones, secondary ossification, and sinuses of Giraffa: A Lateral aspect of skull showing courses of veins, areas of dense ossification (heavily stippled) and lesser secondary ossification (lightly stippled), and outlines of skull roofs of male (♂) and female () adults. (After Spinage 1968b.)
    • 2015 July 6, Andy Burns, “Re: C4 last leg”, in uk.tech.broadcast[1] (Usenet; in English):
      I was quite surprised that a few of my friends found the male ♂ (mars) and female (venus) symbols on toilets in pubs/bars confusing ...
  2. (botany, of a flower) pistillate, carpellate.
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Venus.
  4. (alchemy, archaic) copper.
  5. (rare) Friday.
    Refers to the Latin phrase dies Veneris, which literally means "Venus's day".
Use of ♀ for Friday, on the left side of the calendar dial of this 13th-century clock tower.
Presentations of ♀︎
Text
style
Emoji
style
♀︎ ♀️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • (alchemy): 🜠 – copper ore.
🜡 – copper–iron ore.
🜢 – sublimate of copper.
🜣crocus of copper.
🜥 – copper antimoniate.
  • (gender): – lesbian.
– heterosexual.
♀:♂ – dioecious.

Related terms[edit]

Planetary symbols
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Gender and sexuality symbols
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