-uko

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from eŭnuko (eunuch).

Suffix[edit]

-uko[1]

  1. (neologism) castrated male
    bovo (a head of cattle) → bovuko (a steer, ox)
    kato (a cat) → katuko (neutered cat)
  2. (neologism, by extension) physically incapable of reproducing
    katino (a female cat) → katinuko (spayed cat)
    oldulino (an old woman) → oldulinuko (a postmenopausal old woman)

Usage notes[edit]

Rarely useful outside of animal husbandry.

See also[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png Gender reform in Esperanto on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Gender reform in Esperanto

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wennergren, Bertilo (2010-03-09), "UK" (in Esperanto), Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko. URL accessed on 2010-10-08.